The Return of Halloween Parking Restrictions

Halloween brings more than costumes and candy, the extra visitors to Isla Vista can cause parking problems for residents. City staff has worked collaboratively with local residents and law enforcement to ease the impacts by implementing a successful parking permit program. Launched in 2014, it will return for its fourth year this October. The parking restrictions are for the Goleta neighborhoods closest to Isla Vista: University 1 and University 2 neighborhoods, including the Cannon Green Condominium complex. The boundaries are: Cannon Green Drive to the west, Hollister Avenue to the north, Storke Road to the east and Whittier Drive to the south.

Each household will receive two passes in their mailbox by October 23. The parking permits are required to be taped to the inside of the vehicle’s driver’s side window during the restricted hours (see below). Signage will be posted on the streets in advance to remind drivers, and electronic message boards will be at several entrances to the University 1 and 2 neighborhoods. Vehicles not displaying the appropriate permit will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.  Parking restrictions are for Friday and Saturday nights, when most party-goers are expected to be in the area:

  • 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017; and
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017

The overnight parking restrictions will not affect AYSO soccer games or others visiting Girsh Park over Halloween weekend. If you live in the area designated to receive a parking permit, and do not receive yours by October 23, please contact the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at 805-961-7558 to make arrangements for a replacement.

For a map of the affected area and additional information, please visit