Community Garden Plots Still Available

Now is the time to put in your application for a plot in the City’s new Community Garden at Armitos Park. There are only a handful of plots remaining so don’t hesitate if you want to secure a spot. A lottery was held for those who turned in their application before the February 15, 2024, deadline. The garden has space for 50 plots (40 small and 10 large). Community members can still apply for the remaining plots on a first come first served basis. After all plots are accounted for, a waiting list will be started (capped at 25).

The Community Garden is located in the undeveloped area of Armitos park, south of the playground. In addition to the 50 garden plots, there will be a picnic area with a pizza oven, a gathering/education area, tool sheds and more. Construction is expected to be completed in early spring.

The project includes a new playground for 5–12 year-olds, with the addition of swings, sand features and music elements. Once open, the San Jose Creek Multi-Purpose Path adjacent to Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park will extend to Armitos Avenue, connecting the two parks and providing more connectivity throughout Goleta. A Splash Pad is currently under construction at Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park with hopes of opening in time for summer.

The cost for a garden plot is $120/year with a $25 refundable security deposit. The annual rate can be paid in one lump sum, quarterly or monthly installments. Fees are due at the time of application.

Learn more and apply at For questions related to the project or the application process, please email