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Alameda Park, Santa Barbara

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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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  • Beautiful city park. Your kids will love the huge play structure. Bring a picnic and eat in the park. It is cool and shady, Places for kids to run off steam. It is off the beaten track for most touris...  more »
  • Parents should stay close to kids at this park. Many places in the structures for kids to to hide, and many homeless wandering about - some gentle but some angry and cursing. Great place under close s...  more »
  • Very good this park, invites you to sit in the shade and rest a little when one is traveling. There are sectors of games very good kids. There was enough people but did not bother
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  • I've lived next to this park for two years and besides scattered trash throughout the park, it's a great place to roam in the DAYLIGHT. At night it's a completely different vibe. It's full of lots homeless people and homeless people on drugs. My dogs night walk is between 6:30-7. So far I've been yelled at, stalked and my dog has been poisoned ( she's now okay) from something she picked up in that park. It's unsafe just before dark and after. I've lived in NY, Portland, Houston and currently in Santa Barbara. For Santa Barbara this park is a disgrace. It needs to be cleaned up at night.
  • Great kids outdoor play equipment. Ducks to feed across the street. Lots of grass to play on. Only negative is lots of traffic.
  • Nice big park but lots of homeless
  • Large park with lots of shaded areas for relaxing on a hot day. Good size kids playground.
  • Very nice place for kiddos to spend time.