In 2011 the City purchased a 4-acre site near the corner of Hollister and Kellogg Avenues for the purpose of developing an active recreation park there.
Purpose and Need
It has been a desire of the City to increase the amount of active recreation space within Old Town Goleta for many years and is an identified need within the City’s strategic plan. With the purchase of this four acre parcel in 2011, this goal will become a reality.
Development of the future neighborhood park on Kellogg Avenue in Old Town continues to make progress. In October a public workshop was held at the Goleta Valley Community Center on design of the skateboard plaza component. Approximately 30 people turned out to provide input on its design.
Preparation of construction drawings is now underway and City staff will soon be requesting proposals for playground equipment and other individual park features. The City continues to work with the State of California to resolve the ownership status of the site since title was held by the City’s former Redevelopment Agency. Assuming ownership of the property is resolved by then, City staff hopes to begin construction in summer 2014.
The City recently received a grant of $910,000 from the Proposition 84 funds. In addition, the City received a $10,000 grant from the Davenport Institute for the public engagement process. Additional sources of funding are currently being identified.