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“Big park, lots of activities”
Review of Elings Park

Elings Park
Ranked #56 of 149 things to do in Santa Barbara
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 23, 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 websites lacking specific dates for activities, and phone contacts appeared to be equally ignorant of activity schedules.

Thank nepenthium
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Reviewed May 5, 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 has a paragliding, hang gliding park available within the City. It is also a fun place to bring a lunch and watch folks fly.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed January 12, 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
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Reviewed September 17, 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 the perfect setting for the bridal party, and the seating was ample for a small to medium wedding. A short walk away was a grassy area suited to a reception, and just beyond that was an area that was able to accomodate a fairly large seated dinner. Food and supplies had to be brought in, but the effects were truly wonderful. Indoor permanent bathrooms were available and that was a plus.

1  Thank missvic007
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Reviewed July 11, 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
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