Participate in Parks and Recreation Month

Download the City of Goleta’s Activity Calendar

Get ready for Parks and Recreation Month with the City of Goleta throughout July! Goleta is home to a number of amazing parks, breathtaking open spaces and a variety of both active and passive recreational opportunities. To get you started, the City has created a calendar full of recreational activities for all 31 days in July. Download the calendar in English or Spanish to jump into the celebration. Activities and events on this calendar are meant as suggestions or ideas, feel free to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in your own way.

As part of Parks and Recreation Month, the City wants you to learn something new. Take advantage of the free clinics being offered:

  • Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OR Sunday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Intro Level Pickleball Clinic at the Goleta Community Center Courts (5679 Hollister Ave)

    An intro level course designed for community members to be a part of the fastest growing sport in the nation. Local instructor Dave Wilcox will lead both workshops. Please be sure to register for only one Pickleball clinic. Paddles will be provided, but please be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring water.
  • Friday, July 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Intro Level Disc Golf Clinic 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 in the grassy area near the tennis courts.
  • Saturday, July 27, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Intro Level Tennis Clinic at Stow Canyon Tennis Courts (6200 Muirfield Drive)

    Local instructor Adrian Lopez will be teaching this clinic designed for beginners. Tennis rackets will be provided but feel free 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, please visit the July is Parks and Recreation Month webpage and click on “Clinic Registrations.” Please write your name, age, email, phone number and the clinic you are registering for. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call 805-961-7558.

This year’s Park & Recreation Month theme – “Where You Belong” – celebrates the many ways park and recreation professionals across the country foster a sense of belonging in their community by providing welcoming and inclusive programs, essential services for all ages and abilities, and safe, accessible spaces to build meaningful connections.

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. The Council recognized Parks and Recreation Month with a proclamation at its June 18, 2024, meeting.

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 above: Pickleball clinic during last year’s Parks and Recreation Month

City of Goleta Parks and Recreation staff receiving the proclamation at Council