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  • Aquatics
    Our Aquatics Team provides year round and seasonal aquatic opportunities that encourage skill development and promote swimming as a lifelong sport for swimmers of all ages. Aquatics operates three pools and 4.5 miles of beach. From private swim lessons to surf camps, the City of Santa Barbara’s Aquatics Section has you covered. Jump in and see what we can offer you!
  • Youth Activities
    City Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of classes that help young participants develop a healthy passion for arts, dance, fitness and expression in a well supervised nurturing environment. Many of the activities below are offered year-round at the Carrillo Recreation Center.
  • For Teens
    Teen Programs include the Franklin Youth Drop-In Center, the Youth Council, the Twelve35 Teen Center, and Community Services.
  • Adult Programs 
    City Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of dance and fitness programs with world-class instructors who keep you motivated and energized. Most classes are offered at the historic landmark Carrillo Recreation Center in the heart of downtown.
  • Senior Programs
    Stretch your mind, strengthen your body, and enjoy your spirit.
  • Community Services
    Community Services provides outreach to underserved youth and teens, improves services to families, enhances neighborhoods, builds community pride through preservation projects, and creates a healthier community. We are committed to provide programs and outreach services to strengthen families, improve outcomes for children and youth, and create stronger communities.
  • Who We Are 
    The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department proudly offers a wide range of parks, facilities, and programs designed to serve the needs of the community. The staff of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to providing the best possible activities and facilities for your enjoyment. 

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

6:00 PM
Public Meeting: Project & Playground Update at Dwight Murphy Field

Sunday, August 1, 2021

10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show - Every Sunday Year Round!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show - Fiesta Weekend Saturday Holiday Show!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show - Every Sunday Year Round!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2020
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