Countywide Fee Adjustments Effective July 1, 2015: The County Boards of Supervisors unanimously adopted a County-wide fee adjustment for Santa Barbara County Parks and Services. The new fees will go into effect on July 1, 2015 for reservations made on or after that date. This change does not apply to existing reservations. The Adopted Fee Schedule includes adjustments to Camping Fees, Special Event Reservation Fees, and Courthouse Grounds Fees, including weddings. Updated: 06/29/15
Notice is hereby given that the Community Services Department, Parks Division will receive bids for Lifeguard Towers. Updated 6/17/15
Notice to Bidders - Revised
Cachuma Lake Campsites Available, 20 Minutes from Coast! Cachuma Lake is a recreation area with camping and plenty of activities in the breath-taking setting of the Santa Ynez river valley. Campsites still available reserve online today! Updated: 6/8/15
Nojoqui Falls Park: In an effort to maintain and improve our parks, the road and parking areas at Nojoqui Falls Park will be closed during the week of June 8th through June 12th while repairs and improvements are made. Thank you for your patience, we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Updated: 5/29/15
The Refugio Oil response effort includes continued assessment and clean-up of local beaches in Southern Santa Barbara County. Updated: 5/28/15
Waller Park: Dead Tree Removal bid awarded see Notice of Apparent Low Bidder. Updated: 5/20/15
Goleta Beach Project - View status updates on the this project aimed at protecting Goleta Beach County Park from erosion and storm damage. For information about the use of Goleta Beach Park check out the following video: https://youtu.be/r1zpgeW9UfE updated 05/11/15
Marina Café at Cachuma Lake RFP to Operate: Are you in the restaurant industry or do you know somebody who is? See this great opportunity to operate a restaurant on the shoreline of Cachuma Lake! Learn more about the request for proposals process. There’s still time to get your proposal in! The deadline for proposals is Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Updated 05/07/15
Goleta Beach Project: Read about what's going on with the Goleta Beach Park Project, view the Fact Sheet. Undated 03/09/15
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!
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.