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Temporary Closure of Goleta Beach Pier update: The Pier will be closed to the public from April 6th - April 30th, sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.  Updated 03/23/15 


Goleta Beach Project:  Read about what's going on with the Goleta Beach Park Project, view the Fact SheetUndated 03/09/15


Temporary Closure of Goleta Beach Pier:  The Goleta Beach Pier will be closed for major repairs from March 16th through April 30th, and will reopen to the public on May 1st.  Updated 03/04/15


Santa Barbara Courthouse Clock Tower Due to renovations of the Clock Tower elevator, the Clock Tower, elevator, staircase and observation deck will be Closed from March 15, 2015 through July 2015.  These renovations will provide ADA access to the observation deck when complete.  Visit the official site of the Santa Barbara Courthouse for details. Updated 03/03/15 


Hiring for Summer:  Cachuma Lake is actively recruiting for summer seasonal workers!  If you would like to greet visitors at our entrance station, keep the park and facilities looking clean and functioning properly, or jump on a mower or grab a paint brush, then we want YOU!  Please click here if you're interested in learning more and turn in a job application today to one of our Ranger Supervisors! 

Updated: 03/02/15


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


 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.

Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance Implementation - Read about it / See ordinance.

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