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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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  • Came here for Pokemon Go, this is a nest. There is a great playscape here for the kids. Combined with Alice Keck park across the street which is also a nest, this is a great place to play Pokemon Go, ...  more »
  • Took my son to the twice during our 4 night stay in Santa Barbara. He loved it especially the giant play set (aka Kid's World). The play set reminds me of Winchester Mystery House in San Jose because ...  more »
  • We saw this park from the trolley tour, and our kids asked for a visit. We got our trolley tour guide to let us off near-by and walked back. Great park for the kids to burn off some steam. There were ...  more »