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Elings Park

1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4105
+1 805-569-5611
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A Special Santa Barbara Treat!!

Isnt it a special treat to be able to go to a beautiful safe place to enjoy nature in the heart of... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
San Francisco, California
“You can see forever!”

This is a huge park, with many sport fields and a correspondingly large parking lot. But if you... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
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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 other special events.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4105
+1 805-569-5611
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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 4JMP
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

1  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 jg1004
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
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This park is privately funded and immaculately maintained. The park has hiking trails, beautiful picnicking areas, well maintained Baseball Diamonds, restrooms, amazing views and very friendly dogs and dog owners. Hiking to the top of many of the trails allows Fabulous Views of the Pacific...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We've traveled with our German Shepard mix and have yet to see a space with more charm to both dogs and their peeps. It has a complex of baseball fields with fencing beyond the outfield that creates an outer ring of lawns, trees, bushes, sandy...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Loved the softball area. Not enough shade, need to bring your tents and lots of sunscreen. Parking can be a nightmare. Get there early!! Lots of activities going on there. We had to pay for parking. Some of us paid and no parking could be...More

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