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Alameda Park, Santa Barbara

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4.6/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Alameda Park located in Santa Barbara, California, in the U.S., adjoining Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, is the location for many city-wide celebrations, including Summer Solstice. It is also one of the city's oldest parks.Occupying two blocks, Alameda Park is home to a gazebo as well as the 8000sqft Kids World playground. It also has many rare trees.HistoryIn 1874, trees were planted in the park; however it was quickly overrun by weeds. A Park Board was formed in the early 1880s. In 1888, a petition was granted to erect a band or music stand in the park. In 1909, Charles Mulford Robinson stated that Alameda had a "high order of merit." Superintendent, A. B. Doremus personally planted countless trees and shrubs for which the park remains famous today. A plaque was erected in her honor.In 1985, 29-year-old Michael Stephenson was murdered in the park gazebo. Stephenson, homeless at the time, was sleeping on the gazebo platform when he was attacked and stabbed to death by two students of a nearby private school.
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  • We took our toddler here and be loved it! There's so much to do for all ages and the structure is very well designed. There is also a lot of grass space and it's not crowded. 
  • The play equipment here is so much fun for the kids. There is plenty of seating for tired parents and on weekends or other peak times there are usually some vendors with push carts selling ice cream, ...  read more »
  • Had fun visiting the turtles. Glorious weather for a walk around the park. Then we explored kids world. 
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