Parks and Recreation Corner

The City of Goleta’s Parks and Recreation Division has many updates to share with the community.

  • Name the Monarch Contest: Thank you everyone who submitted a name for our new, custom-made, climbable Monarch Butterfly that will be installed this summer at Berkeley Park behind Kellogg School! We received some great names and can’t wait to find out which one City Council chooses. The Parks & Recreation Commission will narrow down the entries at their April 7 meeting, selecting two – five finalists to be shared with the City’s Naming Standing Committee. The Committee will then make a final recommendation to the City Council.
  • New Playground Equipment: Four neighborhood parks in Goleta will be getting new play or fitness equipment this summer. The bid process for the construction and installation of the equipment just closed; City staff will review the bids and take a recommendation to City Council to award the contract so that construction may begin. This is an exciting time as many residents are looking forward to these new improvements. More information is available here.
  • Evergreen Park/Pickleball: The Parks and Recreation Commission will review a recommendation to consolidate the existing projects at Evergreen Park as one larger project at their upcoming April 7 meeting. This includes the field renovation, restroom installation, and more. The Commission will also hear a recommendation to consider the idea of expanding pickleball playing opportunities in Goleta.
  • Stow Grove Park Survey: At the end of 2020, more than 750+ people took our Stow Grove Park Multi-Purpose Field Renovation survey. At the upcoming April 6, 2021, City Council meeting, Council will receive a presentation on the survey results and consider a recommendation to expand the scope of work for the design of the Stow Grove Multi-Purpose Field to include conceptual modifications for the entire park.

Tune in to the April 7 Parks and Recreation Commission meeting to learn more. View the agenda here: Keep up to date on our busy Parks and Recreation Division by signing up for updates here.

Pictured: Climbable Monarch Butterfly to be installed at Berkeley Park