Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month

In honor of Parks & Recreation Month this July, the City of Goleta encourages residents to explore the many wonderful outdoor Parks and Recreation opportunities available in Goleta from hiking and biking to picnics and planting gardens. To assist our community members, the City has put together a fun-filled calendar of outdoor activities for residents to do throughout the month. View the full calendar in English and Spanish here.

In addition to exploring some of Goleta’s great parks and engaging in activities with your families, community members are encouraged to learn something new this summer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, free clinics will not be offered as part of this year’s Parks and Recreation month calendar. However, anyone who would like to learn how to play bocce, pickleball, disc golf, or ping pong, can let the City know, and as soon as there are enough people interested we will conduct a free, safe, and socially distant clinic. To participate, please contact our office by phone or email at 805-961-7554 or sdawson@cityofgoleta.org.

Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Now more than ever it is so important to encourage children and adults alike to be active outdoors. Goleta has so many outdoor opportunities – parks, bike paths, beaches, open spaces, and more. We hope residents will take the time this July to create lasting memories outside with your families and friends. Please remember to wear face coverings and physically distance while outdoors and in public spaces.”

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) started celebrating Parks and Recreation Month in 1985. Parks and Recreation month highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities across the country.  For any questions, please contact Parks and Recreation Manager, JoAnne Plummer at 805-562-5505 or jplummer@cityofgoleta.org.