Virtual Ribbon Cutting for Lookout Park East End Renovation
Source: County of Santa Barbara
The County of Santa Barbara, Parks Division, is hosting a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the newly renovated east end of Lookout Park in Summerland, Calif. The ceremony will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 1. Lookout Park is one of the most popular ocean bluff parks in south Santa Barbara County, located at 2297 Finney Road.
To join the ceremony, please use the Zoom link.
(Meeting ID: 860 6002 7553; Passcode: 8052640559)
The east end of Lookout Park was renovated to include trails, seating areas, picnic spaces with BBQs, concrete ping pong tables and a bocce ball court. Additional upgrades include drought tolerant plantings, a natural rock drainage system, and a refurbished parking lot.
First District County Supervisor Das Williams, who is scheduled to speak at the ceremony, said, “This project is the result of years of community involvement and advocacy and has been a priority of my office since I was elected Supervisor. I am thrilled to see the dream of so many brought to completion, and excited for the many milestones this area will be used to celebrate in the future of its public use.”
A local landscape architect, Susan Van Atta of Van Atta Associates, Inc., designed the Lookout Park east end renovations with community input, notably from the Summerland Citizens Association. Construction was completed by Christopher Scott Construction of Santa Ynez. The project cost of $875,000 was funded by a Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) grant, Community Service Area reserves and County park maintenance funds.
The east end of the park previously housed a ranger residence and maintenance area. Lookout Park was historically the site of an oil processing facility that was decommissioned in the early 1900s.
For more information about County parks, visit www.sbparks.org.