Help Design a Community Garden & Splash Pad!

We are excited to bring Goleta residents the City’s first community garden at Armitos Park and install a splash pad at the Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park! The Goleta Water District has lifted its stage II and III water restrictions, so the City can begin the design phase of a splash pad. The splash pad will use potable water that is recycled and sanitized through a closed loop system. Water will not be running unless people are playing in the splash pad.

We want input from the community on the design of both park projects. Do you want a raised or flat garden bed in the community garden? Should the water for the splash pad come from below or above? Is there anything else you want to see at Armitos Park or Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park? Two community meetings were held at the end of May to gather input, and we have an upcoming meeting on Wednesday, June 19, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B). Snacks will be provided, but everyone is encouraged to bring a lunch to eat during the meeting.

We will be working with a design firm on these projects, and will hold additional meetings for the community to give input on the initial design later this summer. Stay tuned for more details and sign up here to have information emailed directly to you. For questions, contact JoAnne Plummer, Parks & Recreation Manager, at or 805-562-5505.