The Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park in Old Town made a splash with its grand opening in March 2019. The park has everything children and adults could want: a multi-purpose field, basketball court, handball court, concrete ping-pong table, bocce ball court, pickleball court, perimeter walking path, fitness nodes with exercise equipment, picnic areas, and skateboard plaza. The only thing missing – a splash pad. This was included in the original design of the park, but water restrictions at the time prohibited the City from moving forward.
Shortly after construction of the park was complete, water restrictions were modified, which allowed the City to move forward with this project. At the upcoming Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m., Commissioners will consider options for the design of the splash pad. Tune in to watch the meeting live on Channel 19 or on the City website at www.CityofGoleta.org/GoletaMeetings. The recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission will be carried forward to the Goleta City Council for final direction on design. This project is anticipated to begin construction in early 2021. View the full Parks and Recreation Commission agenda here: https://tinyurl.com/y53jjjye.