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!
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.
Our Sports Team provides year round and seasonal youth and adult leagues, classes, clinics and tournaments. The Sports Team operates 5 softball fields, 1 soccer field, 2 youth baseball fields, 1 indoor gym, 18 tennis courts, 12 pickleball courts and 25+ beach volleyball courts. If you find yourself from 2 to 90+ years old, we have a sports opportunity for you! Now pump up that soccer ball, dust off the paddle, lace up those cleats and come PLAY!
Teen Programs include the Franklin Youth Drop-In Center, the Youth Council, the Twelve35 Teen Center, and Community Services.
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.
Stretch your mind, strengthen your body, and enjoy your spirit.
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.
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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.