About the 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.  Each 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 Park is considered the home of countless community oriented events and programs that serve all ages and interests.  This year Girsh Park will welcome over 350,000 people.

Unlike most parks, we are not owned or operated by the city, county or state. The Foundation for Girsh Park is a private 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, Wynmark, 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.