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The Goleta Beach Project is currently scheduled for a hearing on May 13,2015 before the California Coastal Commission on the Coastal Development Permit application. The following press release was issued today.  Public comments can be submitted in writing to or by mail to the Coastal Commission District Office at 89 S. California Street, Ventura, CA 93001.  For the direct link to the CCC staff report:   updated 4/27/15

The Goleta Beach Recreational User Survey was performed over five weekend days in March and April of 2015 and randomly polled 494 visitors enjoying Goleta Beach County Park during 40 hours of survey work.  The survey was conducted for the Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, under the auspices of the Santa Barbara County Trails Council.  The Parks Division has a long standing history of providing outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities at Goleta Beach County Park. Updated 04/24/15  

Marina Café at Cachuma Lake RFP to Operate: Are you in the restaurant industry? Do you know somebody that is? Please see this once in a lifetime opportunity to operate a restaurant on the shoreline of Cachuma Lake! Click on the link to learn more about the mandatory 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 PMUpdated 04/24/15  

Goleta Beach Project: In October 2011, the County Community Services Department submitted applications to the County Planning and Development Department (P&D) for a Development Plan and Coastal Development Permit for a project aimed at protecting Goleta Beach County Park from erosion and storm damage.  The County park provides valuable coastal-dependent and coastal-related recreation to over 1.5 million visitors annually. The proposed project serves to protect facilities at the heavily used park by permanently retaining approximately 1,200 linear feet of existing buried rock revetments. Retention of the existing revetments is based on the insignificant adverse impacts to coastal processes at Goleta Beach County Park and down-coast beaches in the foreseeable future as noted in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) completed in 2014, and the beneficial impacts that retention of the revetment would have on continued public use of the beach and upland park facilities. No additional physical alterations would occur at Goleta Beach as part of this project, and no additional shoreline protection would be installed. For information on the status of the project, please check the following link:  updated 04/17/15

Cachuma Lake: More Rainbows Coming to Cachuma Lake Friday, April 17th Trout Plants Bring 10,000 lbs. of Fish this Spring!  Undated 04/16/15

Waller Park: Notice is hereby given that the Community Services Department, Parks Division will receive bids for the following: Waller Park Dead Tree RemovalAdded 04/14/15

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.

Notice is hereby given that the Community Services Department, Parks Division will receive bids for the following:


Notice to Bidders
Bid Addendum #1

Updated 03/23/15
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