Pat O’Malley Fieldhouse and
Rotary Community Room

The Pat O'Malley Fieldhouse and Rotary Community Room is the perfect venue for any corporate event, meeting, birthday party, wedding, etc. The room is located immediately next to the playground, Harriett Phillips Meadow, and restrooms. Inside you will find a refrigerator, microwave, sink, food prep counter, and tables and chairs for about 40 people. Outside in the Group Picnic Area there is seating for 50 plus people, a barbecue, and plenty of grassy space to play.

You can obtain a permit to have an inflatable jumper for an additional $35. We have barbecues for rent, if you require a larger grill. If you are planning on serving alcohol or having any kind of music, then you must obtain a permit for any of these uses from the Girsh Park Office. The Community Room and Group Picnic Area must be rented together on any weekend throughout the year. Caterers must be approved by the Girsh Park Office, and outside tables and chairs may only be used with permission from the Girsh Park Office.

Please note: Groups larger than 100 persons are subject to an oversize fee.

Rotary Community Room Facility Use Fee General
Refundable Security Deposit
Less than 3 hours $200 $150
More than 3 hours $225 $150
Group Picnic Area $140 $100
Barbecues
Small Half Barrel BBQ $40 day
Large Barrel BBQ $80 day
Jumper or Inflatable Bouncer $35 per unit No dunk tanks or water slides
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About Pat O'Malley

Pat O'Malley standing in front of Girsh-Hochman field

While Pat O’Malley was designing space vehicles at Delco in Goleta, his weekends consisted of refereeing several adult soccer games. Usually referees are unappreciated figures, but Pat became a beloved figure in Central Coast Soccer League for decades. Pat joined AYSO Region 122 as a board member for the youth soccer organization and had an important role in getting AYSO to Girsh Park. Now over 3,000 families participate in AYSO, and all of them play right here at Girsh Park until they are eleven years old.

Pat coached his children in Dos Pueblos Little League. He talked about how he played everyone in all the positions, and how he focused his team on having fun. His team won the league championship that year, and he always got a kick out of it.

Pat joined the Girsh Park Board of Directors in 2001, eventually becoming the Facilities Committee Chairman. For over four years he lobbied the board to look at installing synthetic turf on the Park’s soccer field. He brought samples, did analysis, and never stopped pushing his vision. The board gave the co-chair position, along with Kim Schizas, of the Fields Forever 2 Capital Campaign. Pat and Kim lead the campaign successfully raising $1.2 million leading to the nicest soccer field in Santa Barbara County.

Pat is a Rotarian, where he worked on the 4th of July Fireworks, ran his corn booth, and always helped in the lemonade stand at the Lemon Festival. He always kept the Park and the Rotary clubs in good communication.  In fact, this Community Room is named for the Goleta Rotary Clubs. 

For Pat’s many efforts, our community building will forever be known as ‘Pat O’Malley Fieldhouse’.