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Surprising location and amazing views

This is a hidden gem and always a surprise for locals as well as visitors with the expansive views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Santa Barbara, California
Great use of an old dump!

This park complex is a gem of a multiuser facility. Softball, soccer, frisbee, and that's just the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Santa Barbara, California
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Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built on land reclaimed from a city landfill, includes soccer and softball fields, a hill for paragliding, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and venues for weddings and...more
1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem and always a surprise for locals as well as visitors with the expansive views of the magnificent mountains. So many think of Santa Barbara for its seascapes , but the real pleasure is the mountain range that is part of...More

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This park complex is a gem of a multiuser facility. Softball, soccer, frisbee, and that's just the lower park! You should visit yourself to find out what's on top!

Thank skip2go
Reviewed 21 June 2018

What a lovely place for a stroll! We drove up the road from Las Positas all the way to the top of the hill, then went walking and exploring from there. The trails wind all around and I had no idea of the variety of...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Isnt it a special treat to be able to go to a beautiful safe place to enjoy nature in the heart of a beautiful city. Well here it is for the taking, Elings Park is waiting for you!

Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a huge park, with many sport fields and a correspondingly large parking lot. But if you are not headed to a specific game, follow the single-lane road that continues up to the top of the hill. From one direction you can see the...More

2  Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Nice ocean views from the upper park. You can access by care on steepish road or hike from Cliff Drive near Arroyo Burro beach. Some excellent moderate to technical short mountain bike trails run through the park. When the wind is right, one can watch...More

Thank 747jfg
Reviewed 27 February 2017

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, we attended a beautiful wedding for my cousin at Godric Grove in Elings Park, Santa Barbara. The day was great until I went back to our car, parked in the parking lot, to change my coat. When I opened up...More

1  Thank jfsquared2016
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Elings Park at the west end of Santa Barbara off Los Positas is one of the most scenic spots in Santa Barbara. I would recommend picking up a trail map at the Ranger Office halfway up the large hill. Hike the trails leading from the...More

Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Elings Park has something for everyone. It is family friendly, dog friendly, bike friendly and horse friendly. Oh yes and parasailing friendly. Gorgeous views.

Thank Steen H
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a beautiful park. The best part is at the very top where the best views are. It is a little hard to find, you have to go up (take a left) up the small almost hidden paved road right in front or by...More

1  Thank Dave N
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Anne W
15 May 2016|
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Already got my question answered. We belong to the dog park~ we're good to go! Anne Wright