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Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara

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4.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • Chase Palm Park on Cabrillo Blvd across from the ocean is just the best. During the summer there are music events. It has a great playground, and also a fantastic carousel. A must do when grand kids v...  read more »
  • If you want a scenic stroll along the Santa Barbara waterfront Chase Palm Park is the place especially on every Sunday with the famous Arts & Crafts market right there. 
  • I visited Santa Barbara for my daughter's wedding, which was the best thing that happened to me this trip but the second best thing was meeting "One Feather" who is parked on the ocean side of Palm Pa...  read more »
  • An amazing park for the following reasons : 1. Bike path - long bike path runs through it that straddles the beach 2. Lined palm trees - amazing feel created by the string of palm trees 3. Clean cut grass - comfortable for laying blankets and picnics 4. Sunday Art Walk - great collection of local artists with goods for sale 5. Hammock heaven - get a hammock tie it around one of these trees and relax.
  • The scenery is pretty nice, but it's definitely not one of the nicer parks that I've been to. There are a lot of homeless people hanging around here and the park is pretty small. It's kind of creepy in the evening.
  • No Parking. Also: must be government run, and apparently the City of SB has more money than it knows what to do with...? They are paying the carousel employees far more than the revenue coming in. How I know: it's raining outside, NO ONE's anywhere near the park, and the carousel is still open. 0 riders + 0 demand + 0 sales, and yet there are 3 employees working...what the?!? What kinda hotel is this?! So I call to ask the pregnant question: Since sales are NEGATIVE—like a business at least attempting/pretending to make a profit—are they offering any sort of "rainy day" promotion? Because we're willing to spend double for 2 kids if they'll let them go around a couple extra times. "Absolutely no discounts," says one of the bratty undergrads standing there goofing off at the register. So you expect me to get my kids out of their car seats and walk the distance here in the rain for a 2 minute cheap thrill? I ask him. Yep, he replies with a smug grin. So we left and instead of paying for his hourly wage, the carousel gets deeper in the hole. Is it privately owned and/or subsidized by taxes??
  • Everywhere but the playground is overrun by homeless people. They aren't all bad by far, but I have seen homeless fights in this park on more than one occasion.
  • Nice spot across from beach. Carousel, park setting. Has summer free concerts and other events.
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