Celebrate Parks and Rec Month this July

Download the City of Goleta’s Activity Calendar

One of the best parts about living in Goleta is the number of beautiful parks, recreational opportunities, and open spaces for all to enjoy. That’s why the City is especially excited to recognize July as Parks and Recreation Month. This year’s theme — “Where Community Grows”  celebrates the vital role parks and recreation plays in bringing people together, providing essential services and opportunities and fostering the growth of our communities. 

City of Goleta’s Parks and Recreation Manager JoAnne Plummer said, “National Parks and Recreation Month is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Goleta’s 16 beautiful parks, the variety of recreation amenities available to the community, and the 14 breathtaking open spaces. Our goal is to get you outside this month especially, to enjoy all Goleta has to offer.”

As a helpful tool to get you outside, the City has created a fun-filled calendar of outdoor activities for July, highlighting an activity or event for each day of the month. Download the calendar in English or Spanish. Activities and events on the calendar are meant as suggestions or ideas but feel free to come up with your own way(s) to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month.

The calendar also includes free clinics for various activities and sports at locations throughout Goleta as motivation to learn something new:

  • Monday, July 3, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. OR Sunday, July 16, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Intro Level Pickleball Clinic at the Goleta Community Center
    (5679 Hollister Ave)
    Designed for people to get a taste of this rapidly growing sport, local instructor Dave Wilcox will be teaching the two workshops. Please register for only one pickleball clinic. Paddles will be provided, please wear tennis shoes.

  • Friday, July 21, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Intro Level Disc Golf Clink at Evergreen Park
    (Evergreen Drive & Brandon Drive)
    This is a beginner clinic taught by local instructor Michael Roberts. Discs will be provided; bring comfortable shoes to navigate grassy and dirt terrain. Meet at hole 1, near the tennis courts.

  • Saturday, July 29, 9:00 – 10:30 am.
    Intro Level Tennis Clinic at Stow Canyon Tennis Courts
    (6200 Muirfield Drive)
    Local instructor Rey Casillas will be teaching this clinic designed for beginners. Tennis rackets will be provided but feel to bring your own if you have one; tennis shoes required.

We hope you will join us for one of these free clinics! Space is limited so register today! To sign up, send an email to lmendoza-diaz@cityofgoleta.org or call 805-961-7558 and provide your name, phone number and the clinic you would like to sign up for.

July has been recognized as Parks and Recreation Month in the United States since 1985 as a way to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. The Goleta City Council’s adopted Strategic Plan highlights the City’s on-going commitment to Parks and Recreation in multiple citywide initiatives.

Thanks for helping us appreciate our parks, recreation and open spaces and the important role they play in the quality of life we enjoy in Goleta. Keep up-to-date on Parks and Recreation Month by visiting our webpage.

Pictured: Disc Golf clinic (photo courtesy of Emily Hart Roberts)