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Surprising location and amazing views

This is a hidden gem and always a surprise for locals as well as visitors with the expansive views... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Anabel-2013
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Santa Barbara, California
Great use of an old dump!

This park complex is a gem of a multiuser facility. Softball, soccer, frisbee, and that's just the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
skip2go
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

Elings Park at the west end of Santa Barbara off Los Positas is one of the most scenic spots in Santa Barbara. I would recommend picking up a trail map at the Ranger Office halfway up the large hill. Hike the trails leading from the Ranger Office toward the sea. Make sure that you have your camera handy. Then drive (or walk) to the upper park for tremendous views of the downtown area, the ocean and the mountains to the north. If you can be in the upper park at sunset, you will be in for a special treat. Enjoy!

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Elings Park has something for everyone. It is family friendly, dog friendly, bike friendly and horse friendly. Oh yes and parasailing friendly. Gorgeous views.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a beautiful park. The best part is at the very top where the best views are. It is a little hard to find, you have to go up (take a left) up the small almost hidden paved road right in front or by the ranger (or park) station. It is great to walk around there, take pictures and there is a small amphitheater that I think was donated by Wells Fargo. I think this area and Franceschi Park have the best views in Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed May 11, 2016

This park is privately funded and immaculately maintained. The park has hiking trails, beautiful picnicking areas, well maintained Baseball Diamonds, restrooms, amazing views and very friendly dogs and dog owners. Hiking to the top of many of the trails allows Fabulous Views of the Pacific Ocean with wonderful fresh onshore airflows coming all the way from Hawaii.

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

We've traveled with our German Shepard mix and have yet to see a space with more charm to both dogs and their peeps. It has a complex of baseball fields with fencing beyond the outfield that creates an outer ring of lawns, trees, bushes, sandy hillsides, slopes with trees, and stations with free poop bags and even water fountains for dogs. You never have to worry that your chucker will lob the ball in someone's yard outside the park. Up the staircase to the soccer fields and more play areas. Up the stairs from that gives access to trails that meander all over the hills perched above Santa Barbara's beaches, and you are still in the park. In the other direction a road leads up to event venues that feature Italian Stone Pines, manicured oaks shading a vast deck, an amphitheater, tasteful stonework, more views, lush lawns, art and lots of benches. A walk that honors Vietnam War vets travels the face of a hillside that gives views of the ball fields and the ocean while walking past bougainvillea and lizards sunning themselves. Park management charges an annual fee for dogs to use the park and requires proof of rabies vaccine. As a result, people are responsible and dog fights are rare.

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