Girsh Park is Goleta’s Park!
When it comes to parks in Goleta, Girsh Park is the only park that serves the critical need for active recreation in the entire Goleta Valley. To many residents, Girsh Park is one of the most important aspects of their everyday lives. Everyday day at Girsh Park walkers of all ages stroll along the parks many paths, dog lovers and their four-legged companions romp in the acres of grass, teenagers and children play soccer and baseball on the fields and diamonds, and pickup games are an hourly occurrence on the basketball courts.
The Foundation for Girsh Park serves more than 350,000 people just like you every year. Our mission is to develop, maintain and enhance Lester A. Viola S. Girsh Park to provide all community members with affordable, high quality park and recreational facilities in a safe, attractive and healthy environment.
We serve the young and the young at heart through an array of programs and activities. Girsh Park is the home of Dos Pueblos Little League, DPLL Challengers, AYSO Soccer, Central Coast Soccer League, Santa Barbara Women’s Soccer Organization, Foresters Baseball Camp, Full Count Fundamentals Baseball, Santa Barbara Lacrosse Association, G-Land Baseball, US Youth Volleyball League, and the list goes on and on.
Girsh Park is also the home to an array of community events throughout the year. The 4th of July Fireworks Festival, the California Lemon Festival, The Goleta Egg Hunt, Wag N’ Whiskers Festival, and many more are held at Girsh Park. You can also hold parties, picnics, weddings, barbeques and special events at Girsh Park.
Unlike most parks, we are not owned or operated by the city, county or state. We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit foundation. Our mission is to develop, maintain and enhance Lester A. and Viola S. Girsh Park to provide all community members with affordable, high quality, park and recreational facilities in a safe, attractive and healthy environment. Our community partners such as Marborg Industries, Cottage Health Systems, City of Goleta, Montecito Bank and Trust, Camino Real Marketplace, and individual donors like you help to keep the Park open to the public year round. Girsh Park is a wonderful example of a very successful public/private partnership focused on providing recreational facilities and opportunities for the community.
As you can see there is something for everyone at Girsh Park. To find out more information about our programs, facilities, or to make a donation to Girsh Park, please visit girshpark.org or call Executive Director Ryan Harrington at (805) 968-2773 x3.