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Ortega Park Master Plan

The master plan process for Ortega Park will investigate the feasibility of installing artificial turf fields, installation of ball field and security lighting, park restrooms, picnic facilities, and parking. In addition, the plan will evaluate development of a new, year-round swimming pool, potential for a splash playground, and a shared pool/community building to support programs and activities to enhance recreational and community enrichment opportunities. The Department identified the need for a warm water recreation activity pool with an interactive splash playground is essential for meeting the needs of residents and families in an aquatics feasibility study. The 2003 Aquatics Complex Feasibility Study revealed a shortage of local aquatic facilities to adequately serve the public’s demand for youth and adult swim lessons, therapeutic instruction, recreation and many other free and fee based aquatic activities and programs for residents. Ortega Park is a prime location due to its proximity to Santa Barbara Junior High School, various youth-serving agencies, and the ability to meet the needs for recent and future residential development.



Upcoming Events

Architectural Board of Review

Monday, May 4, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Electronic Meeting

Past Events

Skatepark Meeting

Skaters! Join us in an exciting and interactive community workshop where you can share your ideas, suggestions, and favorite images to guide the development for a new skate park as proposed in the Ortega Park Master Plan.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Chase Palm Park Center
236 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Parks and Recreation Commission 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:00 p.m.
City Hall, in Council Chambers
735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission, where the Ortega Park Master Plan will be reviewed by the Commission. Your input on this project can be given directly to the Commission during the public comment period of the meeting. Spanish language translation will be provided at the meeting.

Alternatively, you may submit written comments to Rose Nevarez at or at 620 Laguna Street by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13.

The meeting agenda, staff report, and attachment showing the proposed master plan are available at the links below:

Watch the Ortega Park Master Plan portion of the above Parks and Recreation Commission meeting:

Community Meeting: Ortega Park Master Plan
Junta Comunitaria: Plan Maestro del Parque Ortega

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Ortega Welcome House
632 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Please join us on Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. for a community meeting at Ortega Welcome House. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a brief status update on the Ortega Park Master Plan, and then turn it over to the participants to provide input which will be recorded and included as part of the process. We'll also let you know about our next steps on this important park project.

Spanish translation will be provided at the meeting.

Por favor acompáñenos el jueves, 8 de noviembre a las 6:00 p.m. para una junta comunitaria en el salón de Ortega. El propósito de la junta es para proporcionar una breve actualización del estado del plan maestro del Parque Ortega y luego entregarlo a los participantes para que proporcionen su contribución que será registrada e incluida como parte del proceso.También le haremos saber acerca de nuestros próximos pasos en este importante proyecto de parque.

Se proporcionará traducción en español en la reunión.

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Rich Hanna
(805) 564-5430

Documents and Links

Design Concept (PDF)

View from Ortega Intersection (PDF)

View from Cota Intersection (PDF)

Examples of Park Amenities (PDF)

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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2020
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