On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, the Goleta City Council unanimously approved the final design for Hollister/Kellogg Park at Hollister and South Kellogg Avenues in Old Town. The revised final design of the four-acre park includes a larger play area, four unisex restrooms, larger storage for playground equipment, a reconfigured bike path and splash pad. Design plans have evolved since the city first purchased the lot at 170 South Kellogg Avenue for a new park. Among the planned features are picnic areas; a multipurpose field; two multi-use courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball; a handball court; concrete ping-pong tables; a bocce ball court; a perimeter walking path; and fitness nodes with exercise equipment.
Although the Goleta Water District (GWD) currently imposes a State III Water restriction that would prohibit the use of outdoor water features, such as fountains, splash pad, etc., City Council voted to retain the feature in the proposed design. The planned splash pad would use well below the yearly amount of water the GWD allocates for the park property, but the structure itself is off limits for use at this time.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has approved the final design as part of the grant requirements for the $910,000 that was awarded to the City of Goleta for construction of this park. The next steps are for the landscape architect to work on completing the construction documents required for this park, which are currently under way! The project will go out for bid once construction documents are complete and the City has acquired title to the property. The site was formerly owned by the City’s Redevelopment Agency so the City needs approval from the State Department of Finance before it can acquire title to the park property.
Read the full Staff Report and view the presentation here. Learn more about this project at http://cityofgoleta.org/projects-programs/parks-open-space/old-town-park and sign up to receive Old Town Park updates from the City here.