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Address: 1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4105
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Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built...

Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built on land reclaimed from a city landfill, includes soccer and softball fields, a hill for paragliding, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and venues for weddings and other special events.

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paragliding

Paragliding is from South entry. You can drive up to the top where paragliding group are gathered. The view was beautiful and paragliding seems fun. Many people were there in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Paragliding is from South entry. You can drive up to the top where paragliding group are gathered. The view was beautiful and paragliding seems fun. Many people were there in the morning around 9am and they can fly by themselves within few hours. Very cool.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

I walk my dog, Buddy here about 5 days a week. Great views of the parasailing, the city and ocean

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Goleta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Facilities are a bit limited, but the festival ran well. Many other trips, too, for various reasons. Beautiful!

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So Cal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Nice views and landscaping. Enjoyed hiking the hilltop.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

The park has excellent views of the sea and mountains. Parking is available at several points. Stick to the paths on the western side if you don't want a hard hike through the thickets! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHCNqiLgB1s&feature=plcp&context=C4c3a2a3VDvjVQa1PpcFMVX_6EUjgOkio6x90ApYsgkJI21-LUEio%3D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Very attractive park with trails and at the top you can watch hang gliders taking off the cliffs.

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santa barbara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We live half a mile from Elings and I run there two to three times a week. It has lots of "active" recreational opportunities (like soccer fields, baseball diamonds, etc) and lots of "passive" opportunities too (like great views, moderate hiking, dog walking, etc). Personally, I like the more natural area on the south (ocean) side of the park. You... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Its a great winter time hiking spot. We don't have too much time after work and before the sun goes down in the winter. This is a goto for after work quick sweat:) Easy access to trails and super dog friendly. AWESOME VIEWS AT THE TOP.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

Great public park with views onto Santa Barbara and public soccer and baseball playing fields and a motorcross park. There's also a small colloseum for performances which is surely a nice place in the summer. I don't remember seeing it but I guess there are also public bbq places. Further, there's a nice walk commemorating local US army soldiers involvement... More 

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