Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jonny Wallis Park

Wallis Park is the area's newest park and opened March 2019. It has so much variety and will be great for kids of all ages. The park has an adult exercise area, a bocce ball court, handball court, pickle ball, ping pong table, chess board on some picnic tables, basketball court as well a multi-hoop play area, tennis court, and shaded picnic tables. The kid area has a skate park as well as 2 play structures, a merry-go-round/climbing sphere, a double teeter-totter and swings (2 kid, 1 toddler and 1 accessible swing).  A 2-5 play structure has a straight double slide, tunnel, log steps, a climbing ladder and wood balance beam, tic-tac-toe and a hand spin toy. The 5-12 play structure has a climbing tree and logs, twisty and curved slides, climbing pole and ladder, as well as a bridge

There is so much to do that every kid will find something they like.
This one isn't just for the kids. There are lots of activities for adults too. 
Bathrooms are near the playground and very clean.
There are nice shaded tables near the playground.

If you bring a lot of children, or they are "runners," this park will be hard.
There is a small parking lot, but street parking is extremely limited.
It is still new, so it is very crowded at the moment. 

Merry-Go-Round/Climbing Sphere

5-12 Play Structure (Front)

5-12 Play Structure (Side) 

5-12 Play Structure (Back)

2-5- Play Structure (Front)

2-5 Play Structure (Back)
5-12 Play Structure (Other Side)

Shaded Picnic Tables

Balance Beam



Multi-hoop Game

Tennis Court

Adult Exercise Area

Walking Paths

Soccer Field

Ping Pong Table

Piñate Holders

Skate Park
Skate Park Rules

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Easter Activities 2019

Easter brings many fun activities in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area! Here is a list of what I could find for you: egg hunts, Easter train, outdoor services and all for 2019!

Egg Hunts
Calle Real Shopping Center Saturday April 20 10am-12pm
Cambridge Drive Community Church, 550 Cambridge Dr, Goleta Saturday 4/20 10am
Elings Park Saturday 4/20 9am
Girsh Park Saturday April 20 10am
Goleta Valley Church Saturday April 13 10:30am-12:30pm
La Cumbre Plaza Saturday April 20 10am
La Mesa Park (sponsored by Free Methodist Church) Saturday April 20 9am-11am

Other Events
Goleta Bunny Express, South Coast Railway Depot Saturday April 20 11am-4pm t
Montecito Country Mart Saturday April 20 12pm-3pm
Tenebrae Service, Multichurch Service at Living Faith Church 4597 Hollister Ave April 19 7pm 
(Paseo Nuevo had a Hoppy Hour Hunt the Friday 4-6pm before Easter last year, but I can't find it for this year.)

Outdoor Church Services
Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens Sunday April 21 9:30 am
Free Methodist Church, Sunrise Service at Ledbetter Picnic area Sunday APril 21 6am
Santa Barbara Community Church, Santa Barbara City College (Easter morning, 9:30 am)

Church Services with Easter Events
Community Coveneant Church of Goleta, 5070 Cathedral Oaks Rd 10am service and egg hunt
OceanHills, Santa Barbara Junior High 9am/11am with a "big party" between services
Reality Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara High School, 700 E Anapamu  Easter activities 9am and 11am

Please message or comment other activities you find!