Santa Barbara's Chase Palm Park is an extensive park that encompasses much of both sides of East Cabrillo Boulevard and includes a palm tree-lined park adjacent to East Beach. An oceanfront bike path and walkway runs the length of Chase Palm Park from Stearns Wharf along East Beach. Almost any night of the week and all weekend there will be some sort of musical, sporting or picnicking activity going on here. Chase Palm Park is host to Santa Barbara's Sunday Arts and Crafts Show.

  • Features: Alcohol Allowed With Permit, Beach, Biking, Parking On Site, Parking On Street, Picnic Site, Pier, Playground, Popular Event Venue, Reservable Areas, Restrooms, Sports Fields
  • Dog Policy: Dogs Allowed On Leash (in the park but not on the beach at all)

The two-mile-long oceanfront park has something for everyone with beautiful views of the ocean, fountains, benches, picnic areas, creeks, the bike path, a walking path, a soccer field, a pond, Skater's Point skateboard park, Shipwreck Playground (ages 2-12), and the Great Meadow. The stage at the Great Meadow is home to Concerts in the Park, a City free summer concert series. Chase Palm Park was once home to a vintage 1916 40-foot in diameter carousel which was relocated to a museum in Fort Hood, Oregon.

Portable Barbecues

Portable barbecues and camp stoves that are self-contained, enclosed with a lid, and raised at least six inches off a surface may be used on any permanent picnic tables at this park or by permit such as a rental or special event. If there are no permanent picnic tables available at this park and it is not a permitted event then no barbecues are allowed at this park. Barbecue users must remove hot coals and ash from the park, unless a hot coal-disposal receptacle is provided.

Rental Facilities

The Spanish-style Chase Palm Park Center at 236 East Cabrillo Boulevard is located on the ocean side of Chase Palm Park, and can be reserved for private events. The building offers a contemporary main room with adjacent small conference sun room with French doors that open onto an outdoor, semi-circular patio. Neighboring Chase Palm Park Craft Center at 234 East Cabrillo Boulevard is used for children’s ceramics programs, including many summer camps, Ceramics Summer Clay Camp, and other crafts-based activities. Casa Las Palmas at 323 East Cabrillo Boulevard is located in the heart of the 10-acre mountain side of Chase Palm Park. The cottage-like building can be reserved for private events. Its location allows for the opportunity to plan around various recreational areas such as the former Carousel House and Shipwreck Playground.