Splash Pad and Community Garden Coming Soon

The moment many have been waiting for is here. Construction is scheduled to begin this month on two highly anticipated projects in Old Town. Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park will receive an upgrade with the installation of the long-awaited splash pad as well as a few other upgrades such as additional fencing for basketball and pickleball, shade structures over the picnic areas by the soccer field and more. The intent is to keep portions of the park open during construction, when it is safe to do so. 

Just up the street, Armitos Park will soon be home to Goleta’s first Community Garden. The garden will be constructed in the undeveloped area of the park, south of the playground. The design includes raised garden plots, a picnic area with a pizza oven, a gathering/education area, tool sheds and more. The playground will also receive a refresh that includes the addition of swings, sand features and music elements. The entire area will be fenced and open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to sunset every day. In addition, the multi-purpose path adjacent to Jonny D Wallis Neighborhood Park will be extended to Armitos Avenue. 

The contracts were awarded at the City Council meeting on March 21, 2023. If you have any questions about these projects, please contact Parks and Recreation Manager JoAnne Plummer at jplummer@cityofgoleta.org or 805-562-5505.