Nojoqui Trail: Pardon our dust while we make some repairs to our park grounds and picnic tables. Construction will begin on February 16th and should finish by the end of March. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create. Updated: 02/09/15
Nojoqui Trail is closed due to mudslide. There is currently no access to the falls, please stay off the closed trail. Thank you. Updated 12/23/14
Goleta Beach Pier - The pier is currently open to anglers, visitors, and tourists and remains closed to boat launches. Pier repairs were anticipated to be completed by late 2015. However, the availability of materials and a necessary expanded scope of repair impacted the cost and schedule. The anticipated completion date of repairs is early Spring of 2015. Updated: 12/23/14
The Courthouse Clock Tower - will be closed from January 2015 through Summer 2015. The county is expanding the elevator to the tower so there will be access for all. The public will be unable to access this area for photos or viewing during construction.
Rice Ranch Specific Plan - 2014 Draft Trails Plan
Click here to view the letter discussing the outcome of the August 21st public meeting and the County's position on the fencing in Isla Vista.
Cachuma Lake Given Maximum Protection from Invasive Species: Santa Barbara County Extends Vessel Quarantine to 30 Days. The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department Parks Division has received Board of Supervisor’s approval to increase protection from aquatic invasive species at Cachuma Lake. Staff will be enforcing a 30 day vessel quarantine on all trailered vessels entering Cachuma Lake, which is an extension of the current 14 day quarantine period. A longer quarantine period provides additional protections against the invasive species. There are two exceptions to the new quarantine policy: 1) Vessels that already have a Cachuma Lake boat launch security tag will not have to be inspected, and 2) kayaks and canoes will be allowed to launch after passing the inspection program and power wash. With more stringent quarantine protocols the lake can continue recreational boating. Please view the entire Cachuma Lake 30-Day Quagga Protocol press release here. View detailed boat launch protocols here.
The George Rhoads Windamajig kinetic sculpture at Goleta Beach is undergoing restoration. The sculpture was temporarily removed on April 7, 2014, and is anticipated to be back at Goleta Beach in six weeks. After over twenty years of exposure to the marine environment, the Windamajig rotating arms, chimes and mechanicals will undergo repairs, restoration and receive fresh paint. Restoration is funded by a partnership between a private foundation that supports public art and the Santa Barbara County Art Commission.
Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance Implementation - Read about it / See ordinance.