Affordable recreation classes, sports & camps for toddlers, youth, teens and adults.
The Parks & Recreation Activity Guide is available online. Easy online registration. www.sbparksandrecreation.com or 805-564-5418.
Find After-school programs and sports leagues for elementary and jr. high students, Classes for youth in art, dance, ceramics and more, Youth sports clinics & leagues, the Twelve35 Teen Center, 1235 Chapala St, for 7th grade and up.
Find local park information including Skater's Point, public tennis courts and the schedule for the public swimming and wading pools.
Sign your dog up for dog obedience training.
Don't miss out on the special events including Summer Concerts in the Park and the Children's Fiesta Parade.
Plan your next birthday party... Host a ceramics party for your child's birthday at the Chase Palm Park Crafts Center. 897-4982. Rent the Twelve35 Teen Center for a party your kids and friends won't forget! Santa Barbara (805) 882-1235. Learn more about all the indoor and outdoor facility and park rentals. VIEW WEBSITE >
Visit the Parks & Rec website for more up to date information on Spring, Summer & Winter Break Camps, Sports Clinics, Junior Counselor Programs & Junior Lifeguards.
Summer Camp registration begins March 19.
Camp Y sport clinic themes include Aquacamp, Nature Camp, Turf & Surf, skateboarding, tennis, Coast 2 Coast soccer, t-ball, cycling, Club West youth running, kayaking, beach volleyball, standup paddling, bicycling, engineering with Legos, ceramics and art.
Junior Lifeguard registration day is Saturday, April 17, 8-9:30am at Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Program is for ages 9-17 and runs M-F, 10:30am-2pm, June 28-August 13. Enjoy a world-famous, nationally-affiliated, and disciplined training program of swimming, running, competition, and education. This very popular program includes strenuous daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education, lifeguard competitions and more. Physical fitness and development are balanced with self-esteem and camaraderie. Strong swimming skills a must. All new participants are required to pass a non-competitive 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less, a 15 yard under water swim, and 4 minutes treading water. Testing will be conducted Saturday, May 8.
Youth Programs strives to make a difference in the lives of our community’s children. We employ highly-trained, professional paid staff and volunteers who embrace quality and establish high standards for the effective delivery of recreational and educational services for boys and girls ages 4-18.
Youth Elementary afterschool programs, Camps & Sports Clinics, JR. High afterschool programs, youth recreation programs and classes...
Want to learn to dance the tango, shape up with fitness classes, explore your artistic side with ceramics and music, or teach your dog to stay off grandma’s couch? Adult classes in dance (ballroom, salsa, tango, hip hop, country western, belly, hula and more), Pilates, Hula Hoop, Tai Chi, Foam Roller Fitness and Yoga,
Depending on the season, you can sign up your team for softball, basketball, soccer or indoor and beach volleyball leagues. Register your team or you are encouraged to register as an individual player. We do our best to place you on an existing team or place you on a newly created team. Adult sports leagues: softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and tennis lessons.
The City of Santa Barbara ADAP Teen Coalition is committed to reducing underage drinking in the community. Teens from local high schools come together to make the community safe and drug free.
ADAP plans and sponsors community and youth speak outs, leadership conferences, and provides an opportunity for teens to voice their concerns while developing their leadership skills.
Community service hours and cash incentives are available. Contact Robeta Payan
It’s one of Santa Barbara’s best summer traditions….. come find out first-hand what brings up to 5,000 people down to Chase Palm Park on Thursday nights during the months of June, July and August! Make sure that you dust off your dancing shoes, pack up a picnic dinner and your friends and family, and come celebrate summer and some great free music concerts in Santa Barbara’s beautiful Chase Palm Park! Located right on Cabrillo Blvd. along the gorgeous Santa Barbara waterfront.
The Job Apprenticeship Program provides youth with alternatives to violence-oriented lifestyles, a positive environment for expressions of youth concerns, and fosters their self awareness and survival skills. The program is built on a strong community foundation of local institutions, residential communities, families and individuals. This approach empowers participants to build on and strengthen their own support bases where none may have existed before. The primary objective of the Job Apprenticeship Program is to provide participants with opportunities to receive “hands-on” training and experiences in a variety of occupational areas within the City of Santa Barbara. Call 805-897-2582.
This program is designed for youth ages 14-21 to increase their commitment to school and community, reduce negative peer bonding and problem behaviors, and to develop special project and/or opportunities that incorporate community service participation, including: Development of a professional youth art magazine; quarterly/yearly art exhibits; a web-based art gallery by youth for youth; mural creation; graffiti abatement/removal; participation in neighborhood community service clean-up projects. 805-897-2582.
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The Children’s Fiesta Parade will be celebrating its 81st year in 2011. The public is invited to view this delightful parade on Saturday, August 6, starting at 10am. The Parade proceeds down State Street, from Victoria to Ortega Streets
A favorite event during the week-long Old Spanish Days Fiesta Celebration, the parade is organized by the Parks and Recreation Department and serves more than 2,500 children and their families each August. At the parade’s conclusion, all participants receive free ice cream.
There is no cost to participate. Contact the Children's Fiesta Parade Headquarters at 564-5495 to have an application sent to you, click here for an application and instructions, or stop by the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo Street Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm to pick up one. Applications will be available May 10. Application deadline: Friday, July 8.
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Grammy: Love the concerts! We have been attending the concerts for several years and just love the time with our grandchildren listening to music on these beautiful Thursday nights! It has become a special