Plan Your Visit


1298 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105


From US-101 heading north:
Take Las Positas Road exit (Exit 100), get in left lane
First left onto Las Positas Road, proceed 1.4 miles
Left turn at the stoplight at the park entrance onto Jerry Harwin Parkway

From US-101 heading south:
Take Las Positas Road exit (Exit 100), get into right lane
First right onto Las Positas Road, proceed 1.2 miles
Left turn at the stoplight at the park entrance onto Jerry Harwin Parkway

Park Hours

Current daily hours: 7 a.m. to sunset.
This allows two-legged and four-legged park guests to safely find their way to their cars, bikes, or neighborhood gates with some daylight.

Hours change seasonally, depending on the time of sunset.

Exceptions to closing hours:
Players in approved and organized night sporting events
Guests at Park private and special events

The Park is closed to cars on December 25 for Elings Park’s “Car-free Christmas.”
Walkers, bikers, runners, strollers, and EPOG members are welcome to enjoy the park without vehicular traffic.


Park admission is free.


Weekdays: free
Weekends: $6 per car, per day, Saturdays and Sundays only.
No overnight parking is allowed. Violators will be towed at vehicle owner’s expense.


Smoking is not permitted within the Park, including use of electronic cigarettes and vaping.


Only dogs with EPDOG memberships are allowed in Elings Park. For EPDOG information, please visit Off Leash Dogs.

More Park Information


Restrooms are located at the following locations:
Softball fields
Multi-use fields
Godric Grove
Singleton Pavilion
Las Positas Tennis Center


No camping or overnight parking are allowed in Elings Park.


Drones are not allowed inside the Park, except for approved videography.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in the Park administration offices, at the top of Jerry Harwin Parkway, which is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event Space Rentals

To reserve an event space or picnic area, please visit Weddings & Site Rentals.


Do not feed wildlife. Feeding wildlife lowers their sense of fear of humans and can condition them to approach people on their own. Properly dispose of garbage in secured containers to avoid indirectly feeding wildlife.


Alcohol is not permitted in Elings Park other than at an official organized event.

Drinking Fountains

Water is available for both humans and dogs at all restrooms, and at Singleton Pavilion, Godric Grove, and Las Positas Tennis Center.


There is no food service or food available for sale in the Park.

Picnic Areas

Several picnic tables and grills scattered around the softball fields are available to the public, first come, first served. Three group picnic areas are available for rental. For rental information, visit Picnic Site.


Barbecues are available for public use at Godric Grove, Singleton Pavilion, near the softball fields, and at three group picnic areas (only when those sites are not reserved for private or special events). Only charcoal briquettes are allowed for use.


  • No cycling on landscapes
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at all times
  • At crosswalks, cyclists must slow down, yield to pedestrians, proceed with caution
  • Obey all traffic laws such as stop signs and the 15-mph speed limit
  • Travel at a slower speed in response to crowds, weather conditions, or emergencies
  • Obey all “ONE-WAY” signs and arrows
  • Cyclists under age 14 must wear a helmet; helmets are recommended for every cyclist, regardless of age

BMX Track

The BMX track is currently open only at certain times. For more information, visit BMX.

Paragliding & Hang Gliding

Paragliding and hang gliding are allowed in the park only under the direction of one of the Park’s approved outfitters. For more information, visit Paragliding & Hang Gliding.

Remote-Control Airplane Airfield

Flying of remote-controlled airplanes is allowed only at the Airfield and only by members of Santa Barbara Radio Control Modelers. For membership information, visit Remote-Control Airplane Airfield.

Remote-control Cars – Channel Islands Raceway

Channel Islands Raceway is open only at certain times and one must be a member in order to use the track. For more information, visit Remote-Control Car Raceway.

Sporting Fields

The Park’s fields are available for informal use by the public only when they are not reserved for organized team play.

Las Positas Tennis Center

Courts are available by advance reservation only. For more information, visit Las Positas Tennis Center Become a Member & Non-member Info.

Support the Park

Elings Park is not operated by the city or county. We depend on user fees and public donations to maintain and improve the park. You can help.

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