Parking Restrictions Return for Deltopia

The City of Goleta is continuing with its parking permit program for Deltopia, Isla Vista’s unsanctioned street party, which is expected to take place over the weekend of Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, 2022. Over the past several years, a temporary permit-only on-street parking program for residents near Isla Vista was implemented and deemed successful in dissuading partygoers from parking in the Goleta neighborhoods closest to Isla Vista and easing the impacts felt by residents. 

Parking permits are issued for the Goleta neighborhoods closest to Isla Vista: 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.

Each household will receive two passes in their mailbox by Friday, March 25. 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 Friday and Saturday nights, when most party-goers are expected to be in the area:

  • 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2022, to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022; and
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022, to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022

Should Deltopia move to the following weekend, the restrictions will be in place from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8 to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, April 10.

The overnight parking restrictions will not affect those visiting Girsh Park. If you live in the area designated to receive a parking permit, and do not receive yours by March 25, please contact the City of Goleta Neighborhood Services Department at 805-961-7554 or to make arrangements for a replacement.

A map and FAQs can be found here: