Celebrate Goleta’s Newest Recreation Area Tomorrow, October 2!

A new recreation area is coming to Goleta! Join the City tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2, for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovated multi-purpose athletic field behind the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue) and next to the Boys & Girls Club. Join us from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for activity stations, information booths, and speeches from Mayor Paula Perotte, the Project Team, and stakeholders. 

Gophers had made the field a popular hangout spot for themselves, so the City decided to take it back for the community’s use. The renovation was made possible through a Housing Related Parks Program grant worth just over $250,000 from the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development, and nearly $250,000 in City funds.

The City broke ground on this one-acre project on June 19, and we can’t wait for people to begin using it! The project includes a new natural grass turf with gopher mesh for the field, new irrigation, a walking perimeter path, and a fitness station. This new recreation space is a great addition for the entire community, the hundreds of children who attend the Goleta Boys & Girls Club each day, and those who use the Goleta Valley Community Center.

We hope you can join us for this family-friendly event!