This nine-acre neighborhood ocean view park features a grass field, a playground rated for ages five to twelve, restrooms, reservable picnic sites, barbecue pits, a sink, and numerous tall trees. Next to La Mesa Park are numerous businesses including grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, a taproom, and more. Many people consider La Mesa Park the best picnic spot in Santa Barbara.

  • Features: Not Allowed, Parking On Site, Passive Open Spaces, Picnic Site, Playground, Popular Event Venue, Reservable Areas, Restaurant, Restrooms, Views
  • Dog Policy: Dogs Allowed On Leash

La Mesa Park is a family friendly gathering place that is popular for weddings, picnics, birthday parties, and romantic strolls. There is an abundance of shade, a huge lawn, and the breeze off the ocean that stays cool on days when Santa Barbara is hot. The playground has slides, musical chimes, a hanging sliding bar, baby and regular swings, and springy bouncers for young children. There's a great pedestrian bridge that leads over to a Mesa neighborhood and the Edgewater Way Walk. Walk across the bridge four blocks to the Mesa Lane Steps, a steep path that lead down to a narrow beach.