Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for several activities including oversight of the City’s Recreation Programs, Parks, Community Pool, and Veteran’s Memorial Building.

Age Well

The City of Carpinteria Senior services is pleased to offer programs and services to promote successful healthy aging. Explore our new section devoted to senior services and healthy aging.

Park System

The Parks division maintains and operate City parks with amenities ranging from children play areas and picnic areas to a rare salt marsh and walking trails.

Carpinteria Skate Park

Now Open!

The Carpinteria Skate Park is a new skating facility on the City Hall campus. It includes approximately 19,500 square feet of skating area, 23 parking spaces, 7,690-square feet of plaza/picnic area, 10,970 square feet of landscaping, and restroom.

Skate Park Hours

30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset
*Except during City programs or inclement weather

Community Garden Park

Grow organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the heart of downtown Carpinteria. The Garden Park has 100 raised beds available to interested community members. For additional information contact Wendi Dunn, Garden Coordinator at (805) 881-1298 or

Integrated Pest Management

Learn more about the City’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and how to effectively manage pests.

Carpinteria Community Tennis Courts

Community Tennis Courts Usage Guidelines
The tennis courts are open to the public free of charge anytime outside of school hours.

Court Availability: The Community Tennis Courts are open to the public during hours when school is not in session.

Court Allocation
– West Court: This court is designated for pickleball and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation is required. Free play hours are accessible at any time when school is not in session.
– East Court: The East Court is exclusively for tennis. The courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis whenever tennis lessons are not in session.

Reservation Limitations: Players are allowed a maximum of one reservation per day for the East Court.

Safety Measures: To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we kindly request that all players maintain physical distancing while using the courts.

Equipment: Players are responsible for bringing their own equipment. Nets are provided.

Coaching Policy: Coaching on the courts is not permitted unless written permission has been obtained from the City of Carpinteria.

Prohibited Items:
The use of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited on the premises.

Thank you for adhering to these guidelines and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all users of the Community Tennis Courts.

Carpinteria Community Swimming Pool

The Carpinteria Community Swimming Pool is located on the corner of Palm and Carpinteria Avenues. The pool is open year-round with an average water temperature of 80°. Other on-site amenities include locker rooms, showers, and a Goggle Shop.

Junior Lifeguards

Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards is a summer institution. Junior Guards, ages 9-17, learn many aspects of life guarding as they engage in a variety of aquatic and beach activities.

Dogs on Beaches

CMC 6.04.240 -Dogs prohibited.
It is unlawful for any person to suffer or permit any dog owned, harbored, or controlled by him to be on the public beach between Linden Avenue and Ash Avenue whether leashed or unleashed.
Carpinteria Dog Park Feasibility Study 2019

Ocean Recreation Activities at the Boathouse

Rentals and lessons for surfing, kayaking and sailing are available at the Boathouse, located on Ash Avenue at the beach.

Veterans Memorial Building

Located at 941 Walnut Ave, the Veterans Memorial Building offers several services to local community members.

Adult Coed Softball

Adult softball co-ed slow pitch league. Games played on the beautiful Viola fields. For more information call Reynaldo Cardenas (805) 453-2089.

Team Registration Form

Service Request

Report a needed street repair, maintenance issue, etc.

Forms & Applications

Recreation programs, BBQ reservations, pool special events, etc.

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