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Parks & Beaches

The abundance and beauty of Santa Barbara's city park system enhances the pleasure of both residents and visitors alike and contributes to the city's worldwide reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world. With 57 parks totaling nearly 1800 acres and an abundance of 35,000 public trees, the outdoor environment greatly enhances the quality of life in Santa Barbara.

The Parks Division is responsible for all aspects of park, open space, street tree and beach management. Daily activities include beach cleaning; park and playground maintenance; street tree management; stewardship of undeveloped open space; management of volunteer programs; and responsibility for roadway medians and downtown State Street corridor landscaping.

Last Updated: Apr 2, 2014