EPIC! Capital Campaign

Elings Park is the largest community-supported non-profit public park in America. More than 200,00 visitors use the 230-acre park annually.

Most visitors are unaware that the park is operated by a non-profit foundation that relies on user fees, donations, grants and community goodwill. No City or County monies are used for the Park’s upkeep or improvements.

For decades, generous donations and user fees have met the difficult challenge of funding the Park’s annual operating costs. But user fees alone have not been sufficient to finance major infrastructure, deferred maintenance, habitat restoration, and capital improvement projects.

Now, after almost 50 years of active use, the Park needs a number of essential updates to keep it healthy, safe, and relevant for the future.

In 2019, the Elings Park Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously to undertake the $10 million EPIC campaign to rebuild, refurbish, modernize, and strengthen the Park’s aging infrastructure.

Twenty percent of each capital gift is allocated to endowment for park maintenance.

Already Completed

  • Entry roads and parking lots paved and striped
  • Speed humps added
  • New sidewalks built
  • Hand-built sandstone walls
  • Renovated Softball Field bathrooms

Underway

  • Soccer Field bathroom renovation including installation of warm-water dog washing station
  • Trail upgrades
  • Los Positas Tennis Center renovation permitting

Coming Soon

  • New main entrance and kiosk
  • Relandscaping of entry including planting of nearly 200 native coast live oak and island oak trees and other California native plants along Jerry Harwin Parkway
  • Las Positas Tennis Center renovation
  • Water well reactivation
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Why Support Elings Park

Your support is needed
to help build Elings Park’s future

We’ve made it easy for you to support EPIC! Donate here or contact us to our discuss current needs and naming opportunities. Contact Marinella Baker at mbaker@elingspark.org or (805) 569-5611.

Are you a tennis lover? A generous anonymous donor will match donations to the Los Positas Tennis Center renovations dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million. Double your impact by earmarking your donation to the EPIC! Tennis Center Matching Grant.

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Foundation Support for EPIC!

EPIC! is more than halfway towards its $10 million goal. Thank you to the generous foundations who have blazed the trail, including:

Ann Jackson Foundation
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
Brittingham Family Foundation
Emmet Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
June Outhwaite Foundation
MacDonald Family Foundation
Mosher Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Trek Bicycle Foundation

EPIC! Is Underway