Boo! Parking Restrictions Return for Halloween

Halloween not only brings trick-or-treaters to areas of Goleta, but also extra visitors to Isla Vista. To ease the impacts on residents, the City’s resident-only parking program will return from Thursday, October 31, to Sunday, November 3, for the neighborhoods closest to Isla Vista. Since Halloween is on a Thursday this year, the permits will be valid for an additional night. The parking permit program has been in effect since 2014, and has been a success thanks to the collaboration of residents, law enforcement, and the City.

Households in the affected areas will receive two permits in their mailbox by October 22, 2019. Affected areas include: 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. 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, when most party-goers are expected to be in the area:

  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019, to 7:00 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2019
  • 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019

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 22, please contact the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at 805-690-5119 to make arrangements for a replacement.

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