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Elings Park

1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4105
+1 805-569-5611
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Big park, lots of activities

Para-sailing, BMX bikes, radio-controlled cars are all advertised as featuring and the facilities... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2013
Tiburon, CA
Paragliding & great views.

Whether or not you are into non-powered flight, Elings Park makes for a wonderful visit for... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2013
Thomas S
Malibu, California, United States
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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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1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4105
+1 805-569-5611
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Para-sailing, BMX bikes, radio-controlled cars are all advertised as featuring and the facilities are all there, complete with a small stadium for the BMX bikes ; however, the two times we visited we only saw the para-sailing because organization appeared to be very poor, with...More

Thank nepenthium
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Whether or not you are into non-powered flight, Elings Park makes for a wonderful visit for watching non-powered flight, or even participating in paragliding, solo or tandem. This is one of the Gem's of Santa Barbara and I don't know of another American City that...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Next to the ocean, lots of open space with views and activities like mountain biking, para sailing, hiking. There are sports fields soccer and baseball.

1  Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Attended a family wedding at Elings Park and was so pleased with everything involved. Located on the top of a hill overlooking the ocean on one side and the hills on the other, the cool ocean breeze kept the temperature pleasant. The grassy amphitheater was...More

1  Thank missvic007
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Paragliding is from South entry. You can drive up to the top where paragliding group are gathered. The view was beautiful and paragliding seems fun. Many people were there in the morning around 9am and they can fly by themselves within few hours. Very cool.

1  Thank ca95125
Reviewed 16 June 2012

I walk my dog, Buddy here about 5 days a week. Great views of the parasailing, the city and ocean

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Facilities are a bit limited, but the festival ran well. Many other trips, too, for various reasons. Beautiful!

Thank barbaraa822
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Nice views and landscaping. Enjoyed hiking the hilltop.

Thank Tecolate
Reviewed 16 March 2012

The park has excellent views of the sea and mountains. Parking is available at several points. Stick to the paths on the western side if you don't want a hard hike through the thickets! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHCNqiLgB1s&feature=plcp&context=C4c3a2a3VDvjVQa1PpcFMVX_6EUjgOkio6x90ApYsgkJI21-LUEio%3D

Thank alanheath1961
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Very attractive park with trails and at the top you can watch hang gliders taking off the cliffs.

Thank torontobiggs1
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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