Elings Park

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Nature, Health, and Happiness in the Heart of Santa Barbara

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Elings Park

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Director of Operations: Marinella Baker


The Elings Park Foundation provides a place for sports and athletic endeavors for people of all ages, from all neighborhoods, and from all walks of life. It also serves as a model for other communities, demonstrating that a non-profit foundation can operate an extraordinary park without the need for government funds.

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Parks are society’s great equalizers. Elings Park reminds me of New York’s Central Park. Both are where individuals and families of all ethnicities, socio-economic status, and genders come to picnic, exercise, contemplate, celebrate. It is a spectacularly beautiful place. Elings Park is also a gentle and powerful community builder.
Ron Gallo
Santa Barbara Foundation CEO Emeritus

Please Help Support Your Local Elings Park – Where Admission Is Always Free

Help keep nature, health, and happiness accessible to all by giving to the Elings Park Foundation. The 60-year-old park asks for donations to complete $10 million EPIC capital campaign. Many improvements have been made. Still to be completed: refreshed park playgrounds, renovation of Las Positas Tennis Center, and upgrades to Godric Grove, the park’s wedding and events location. More than double your support with matching funds for Tennis Center and Godric Grove.

Key Supporters

Adams Legacy Foundation
Ann Jackson Foundation
Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
Brittingham Family Foundation
Emmett Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
June Outhwaite Foundation
John C. Mithun Foundation
Kirby-Jones Foundation
MacDonald Family Foundation
Manitou Fund
Montecito Bank & Trust
Mosher Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Schlinger Chrisman
Schilinger Family Foundation
Towbes Foundation
Trek Trails Foundation
Whittier Trust/WWW
Williams-Corbett Foundation
Wood-Claeyssens Foundation
Zegar Family Foundation