One of the things that makes Goleta a wonderful place to live and play is the diversity of natural open space. From the sprawling Ellwood Mesa, to the beach, to the mountains, there is access to many recreation activities.
In late 2012, the City established the Parks & Recreation Commission as an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to parks and recreation within the City. In its first year, the Commission was brought up to speed on our parks and recreation offerings.
The Commission is currently engaged in a milestone project for Goleta–a Recreation Needs Assessment. This project is envisioned to be a comprehensive analysis of current and future needs in Goleta. The process will involve robust community outreach and will provide invaluable information to the City on what is currently valued and what gaps may exist in recreation offerings for residents. This project will kickoff in this fall and we look forward to your input!