Contact Us

Elings Park is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7PM.
Park is CLOSED on December 25 (Christmas Day).
Saturdays and Sundays parking fee: $5 per day, per car.

Smoking is not permitted at the Park, including the use of electronic cigarettes.


Elings Park
1298 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105

Park Office

Located at the top of Jerry Harwin Parkway
Phone (805) 569-5611
Office Hours 9 AM — 5 PM, Monday— Friday

Administrative Staff:

Dean Noble
Executive Director

Marinella Baker

Director of Operations

Jen Weeks
Director of Events and Recreation

Park Host On Duty

Phone (805) 698-7064
Evenings & weekends

We Want to Hear From You!

Email  to report a maintenance issue, dog incident, vandalism or other problem or complaint. Thank you for helping to make the park better for all!

Business Use of Park or Facility

Elings Park provides people with places to connect to the natural environment and to recreate. With that understood, at times there are opportunities for businesses to use Elings Park properties that enhance the user experience or fulfill a community need.

Business operations include, but are not limited to: sale, rental or promotion of merchandise or service; the provision of a paid service or program. Such examples could be:

  • Sales meeting
  • Fitness class
  • Personal sports coach
  • Arts and crafts class
  • Commercial film shoot
  • Park concessionaire
  • Business reception
  • Athletic leagues
  • Kids Camp
  • Product demonstrations
  • Animal training
  • Billboarding or featuring wrapped and/or logo-ed vehicles on property
  • Solicitation of clients
  • Food booth at an event
  • Fundraisers

Get Started: Business Park Rental Instructions

In order for a business to operate in or on Elings Park property, a business must request permission from the Elings Park Foundation and be properly permitted for the activity.

Please follow the steps below to get started.

1. Review the criteria under which a business may operate on Elings Park property.A business may operate on Elings Park property under the following scenarios:

  • The business is contracted with the Elings Park to provide a special service such as public safety or information.
  • The business operation is approved through a lease agreement.
  • The business has reserved a Elings Park facility or park to provide a one-time service or activity to invited guests.
  • The business wishes to operate a scheduled or programmed activity to invited guests (recreation program, camp, fitness, instructional class).

2. Review the criteria that the Elings Park will use to make a decision on approval.

  • Requests for reserved or permitted park use, whether commercial, not-for-profit or private will be based on the following criteria:
  • The proposed activity does not conflict with other public park uses, impede care and maintenance of the park, detract from general park visitor use or enjoyment or directly compete with
  • Elings Park operated or contracted program
  • The activity is being provided to invited guests only
  • Elings Park rules, regulations and processes have been abided to in the past
  • There are no outstanding fees or charges
  • Elings Park will approve all marketing or public-relations materials that mention the Park

3. Please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Signed lease agreement with rental fees
  • Audited financials for annual business permittees
  • Hold harmless agreement
  • Insurance naming Elings Park as Additional Insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 coverage
  • Letters of recommendation and references
  • Valid business license

All business must request permission from the Elings Park Foundation and be properly permitted.