News and Announcements



To help prevent the spread of Covid-19 caronavirus, County Parks has closed all playgrounds at County parks facilities until further notice. At this time, all County parks remain open during their usual hours of 8 am to sunset but are subject to closure.

Please help keep yourself and others safe from the Covid-19 coronavirus by practicing social distancing while using parks and public trails. Stay at least six feet away from others wherever possible, avoid touching surfaces, and wash your hands often. 

Camping Parks Update: As of March 18, 2020, in following suit with California State Parks and other local jurisdictions, our camping parks, Jalama Beach and Cachuma Lake, will be closed to overnight camping only; they will remain open for day use. The campground closure will be in effect from Friday March 20, 2020 through Saturday, May 16, 2020.

  • Existing Reservations - All reservations with check-in dates between Friday March 20 through Thursday April 2, will automatically be canceled and issued full refunds.
  • If you would like to cancel a reservation between April 3rd and May 31, 2020, please either respond to your confirmation email or email us at Please include your confirmation number with your request.
  • If you currently have a reservation beyond May 16, 2020 and would like to make changes, please contact our Call Center team at (805) 568-2460, Option 3; Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm or submit a Reservations Change Form by going to

We will continue to assess our operations and consult with Public Health for recommendations and possible further changes. Please visit our website at to stay informed of any necessary changes to our operations. We appreciate your support and understanding as we adapt to this fluid situation.

Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding VenuesCOVID-19 Notice as of 3/16/2020- In accordance with guidance issued by the Center for Disease control, Santa Barbara County Community Services Department is currently not accepting wedding reservations for the Courthouse grounds or the Mural Room for any dates from now through May 31, 2020.  If you currently have a wedding reservation during this time period we strongly encourage you to reschedule your event.  All events scheduled for the Mural room through May 31, 2020 will be canceled and CSD staff will be contacting those groups. CDC guidance says to avoid groups of more than 10 people.  Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Tucker's Grove, Guadalupe Dunes, and Ocean Beach are closed due to flooding and are expected to remain closed during the current heavy storm cycle.

Nojoqui Falls Trail - The lower section of the trail is open; however, the last 200 feet up to the falls remains off-limits due to the unstable terrain. Please respect the closed area signs for your safety.

The Goleta Pier is now open!

The County of Santa Barbara hereby posts a public notice of our intent to award the Arroyo Burro Ranger Office and Site Improvements project (Project No. 8653) as follows:
Date: 12/12/19
Prime Contractor: RK&G Construction, Inc.
Bid: $1,133,024.00

The County of Santa Barbara hereby posts a public notice of our intent to award the Lookout Park East End Renovation project (Project No. 8655) as follows:
Date: 11/12/19
Prime Contractor: Christopher Scott Construction
Bid: $632,000.00
added 11/12/19

Baron Ranch Master Plan
Public Workshop
November 14, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Goleta Valley Community Center (GVCC), 5679 Hollister Avenue in Goleta
updated 11/12/19


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