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Cabrillo Ball Park Project Options to Be Discussed at Public Meetings

Preliminary Plans Include Ball Field Enhancements and Expanded Recreation Uses for Community

Aerial View of Cabrillo Ball Park
Above:The Cabrillo Ball Park is the subject of two upcoming public meetings to discuss site improvements.

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is developing plans to renovate the site, enhance aesthetics, and evaluate expanded recreation options at Cabrillo Ball Park, which is located at 800 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA.

Project design objectives include the following:

  • Maintain and enhance the ball field
  • Improve site access and safety
  • Expand recreation opportunities

Additional recreation options being evaluated:

  • Outdoor fitness and youth play area
  • Basketball court
  • Combined outdoor fitness and basketball court

Preliminary project plans will be reviewed at two public meetings. The public is invited to attend and provide input during public comment.

Meeting Details

Community Meeting (On Site)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:30PM
800 Cabrillo Boulevard (at the corner of Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Puerto Vallarta)
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Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4:00PM
City Hall Council Chambers (on the second floor)
735 Anacapa Street
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About Cabrillo Ball Park

Located along Cabrillo Boulevard between Calle Puerto Vallarta and Milpas Street, the five-acre Cabrillo Ball Park supports softball and other recreational sports activities. Cabrillo Ball Park contains a ball field, portable bleachers, restrooms, trees and landscaping, and a sidewalk around the perimeter of the park. Land for the park was acquired by the City of Santa Barbara between 1925 and 1927. Since 1991, the Cabrillo Ball Field has been home to Chromatic Gate, a rainbow-hued sculpture created by Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer.

Although the park has been a ball field since its development in the late 1920s, during World War II it was used by the United States Armed Forces for housing, training, and recreation.

In recent years, the Parks and Recreation Department has been making improvements to enhance park safety and increase recreational programming to better serve Santa Barbara residents and visitors.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
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