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Skofield Park is a 35 acres (140,000 m2) natural open space preserve and city park located within Santa Barbara, California. [3] Rattlesnake Canyon Park is located nearby, with both in the "front country" of the Santa Ynez Mountains.

Skofield Park
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Skofield Park view northward toward the Santa Ynez Mountains
Location Las Canoas Road in Santa Barbara, California
Area 35 acres (14 ha)[1]
Created September 1, 1964[2]
Operated by City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department
Website Skofield Park

HistoryEdit

The land was formerly owned by Ray Skofield, and originally used as a camp for "Los Rancheros Vistadores," a men's riding group which Skofield was a founder of in 1930.[4] When the surrounding area began getting more developed, Los Rancheros sold the land to the City for a park for $145,000 in May of 1954.[3][2]

FeaturesEdit

Features of the park include a nature path, picnic areas, bird watching, and native oak groves. It also has the city's only reservable campgrounds. The parking area for Skofield Park is also used for nearby Rattlesnake Canyon Park and the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ City of Santa Barbara, California: Parks Division - Skofield Park (accessed 26 Sep 2017)
  2. ^ a b Days, Mary Louise (June 1977). "Histories of Individual Parks: City of Santa Barbara California". Santa Barbara Community Development Department, City Planning Division. 
  3. ^ a b c Santa Barbara City Parks Department: Skofield Park
  4. ^ Santa Barbara Edhat - Ed Finds The Park

Coordinates: 34°27′20″N 119°41′44″W / 34.45556°N 119.69556°W / 34.45556; -119.69556