Chase Palm Park – Santa Barbara Commons – Public Open Space Award
From hosting concerts in the park in the Summer to family picnics and gatherings, play dates, and weddings year-round, Chase Palm Park is a great location for families and friends to gather. It’s part of the Santa Barbara Commons and the honoree for the newly-named Santa Barbara Commons – Public Open Space Award.
Located along Cabrillo Boulevard, two blocks east of Stearns Wharf, opposite the ocean, this 10-acre, two-mile-long oceanfront park has something for everyone with beautiful views of the Pacific, fountains, benches, picnic areas, creeks, a lagoon, bike trails, a skateboard area, a shipwreck-themed playground, the Great Meadow, and the Carousel House.
Chase Palm Park is also home to a variety of trees and plants (with many of them labeled for curious environmentalists) and ADA compliant accessible parking, restrooms, and paths meandering through well-tended landscaped areas, shaded picnic tables overlooking the lagoon and a bridge with artistic rails crossing Laguna Creek. There are even turtles and koi to watch in the lagoon!
This park is one of the spaces where the community gathers to create memories and make connections with each other and the environment.
City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department
Brian Cearnal, AIA, LEED AP, Cearnal Collective, LLP
Project General Contractor
Project Landscape Architect
George W. Girvin, FASLA,
George W. Girvin Associates, Inc.