Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

Cabrillo Ball Park will reopen after a $1.5 million dollar renovation project.

“After many years of planning and community discussion, we are excited to provide a high-quality field and expanded recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jill Zachary.

The popular public park, located at Cabrillo Boulevard and Milpas Street, received upgrades to the premier softball field, and now features exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, improved drainage, and a high-efficiency irrigation system fed by recycled water. Access to the park was improved, including a new walking path circling the field, redesigned spectator areas for ballgames, and an inviting entry plaza with a unique “bent” palm tree. The iconic Chromatic Gate sculpture by Herbert Bayer remains a highlight of the park.

Cabrillo Ball Park’s new outdoor fitness equipment is arranged in a circuit along the 1/3-mile walking path that surrounds the park. There are 13 pieces of equipment in total, offering a mix of strength and cardiovascular exercises. Use of the park’s outdoor fitness circuit is free and unsupervised; no reservations are required.

A public ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the reopening of the park, but all are invited to explore the new features of the park starting today.

For more information, including details related to upcoming events and field reservations, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (805) 564-5422.

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Mas Gaviota Sep 08, 2018 02:00 PM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

@BASEBALLGUY It is a SOFTBALL field where they play slow pitch SOFTBALL. The closest equipment down the left field line is 331' from home plate (a foot longer than a home run at Dodger Stadium). Down the right field line it is 431' (100'longer than Dodger Stadium). In center it is 335'. American Softball Association rules call for a maximium fence distance of 315' from home plate. I really do not think that the equipment would be a factor in play. Any rare jack that goes to the equipment would be an easy home run without fences.

a-1574384390 Sep 05, 2018 06:40 PM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

Hopefully, the evening soccer games will no longer be across Cabrillo Boulevard at Chase Palm Park, which is too narrow, with the soccer ball often hitting walkers, bicyclists, and drivers.

a-1574384390 Sep 05, 2018 04:15 PM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

On one end of the park is the Chromatic Gate, and soon to be at the other end...the Nomadic Turd Cairns. Maybe one of our forward-thinking public administrators can add Brownfield, Texas to the list of sister cities.

GeneralTree Sep 05, 2018 02:17 PM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

Not sure who is going to want to play ball there. All the usual problems, aggressive homeless, people sleeping and using the area as a bathroom, discarded needles and other paraphernalia.

a-1574384390 Sep 08, 2018 10:55 PM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

Are you saying that a bunch of drunk homeless people yelling at a High School Girls Softball game is a good thing? (it's exactly this type of attitude that is making this problem worse and worse).

sacjon Sep 06, 2018 10:42 AM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

MM1970 - as a fellow baseball parent, I feel your pain! My boys play out at Girsh and practice at Goleta schools, but I couldn't imagine having to deal with people making it that uncomfortable all the time. We had a parent complain about a couple homeless people near the practice at Girsh but not to this extent.

a-1574384390 Sep 06, 2018 10:42 AM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

MM1970 - as a fellow baseball parent, I feel your pain! My boys play out at Girsh and practice at Goleta schools, but I couldn't imagine having to deal with people making it that uncomfortable all the time. We had a parent complain about a couple homeless people near the practice at Girsh but not to this extent.

mm1970 Sep 06, 2018 09:52 AM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

One of my kids played baseball - we had practices there, among other places in town. Ortega park was FAR worse when it comes to safety, homeless, etc. I had no issues with Cabrillo ball field a year or two ago. But at Ortega park? We told the coaches to not let the kids use the bathroom without an adult to stand guard.

a-1574384390 Sep 06, 2018 09:34 AM
Cabrillo Ball Park to Reopen after Renovation Project

Parents don't want to take their children to a park where the homeless are urinating and defacating and then sitting on tables, etc. Yes, they are people too, but when public health concerns weigh in, the city must take action. I want to take my kids to MacKenzie park by the gazebo. Homeless are there all day, sitting on the tables, etc. Where are they going to the bathroom? In the bushes, up on the hillside. Not a good place for kids to play hide and seek.

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