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Hale Park - Santa Barbara

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Overview

Mileage: 1-3 • Path: Dirt Path • Region: Santa Barbara
User TypesWalks, Dog Walks, Family Friendly, Kid Safe

 Though a small park, set in the Montecito foothills and surrounded by tall eucalyptus, the park is a nice place to share with your dog. Off leash OK and nice for a picnic and kids as well.



Walk Details

  • Length : 1-2
  • Path Type : Dirt single track trails and roads.
  • Use Fees : None
  • Canine : OK for dogs on leash.
  • Administration : Santa Barbara City Parks & Recreation


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User Types: Hiker , Dog Walkers , Kids , Families
Region: Santa Barbara

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Access / Getting There

Parking is on the lower or south side of the park on Camino Vieja Road.

Things to Know

Notes from the Urban Hikers, Peter Hartman and Stacey Wright 
Hale Park is a beautiful a 13-acre unimproved park, which sits at the border of Santa Barbara and Montecito. Kathleen Hale, the widow and second wife of Fredrick Forrest Peabody, donated the land to the city in 1954 with the instruction that it be made into a public park. We're thankful for her generosity and are happy that it's been maintained in its unimproved state.

Fredrick Forrest Peabody, a shirt and collar tycoon from the East Coast also made Santa Barbara his home at the turn of the century. Designed by local architect and bon vivant Francis Underhill, Solana sat on a hill to the east of Eucalyptus Hill Road. The very impressive home served as the abode of Mr. Peabody, of a local philanthropist who built Peabody Stadium (home of Don's football) and donated the property for what is now Peabody Charter School. Today the gates of the home still bear the name "Solana" which translated means "sunny place."

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Fredrick Forrest Peabody, a shirt and collar tycoon from the East Coast also made Santa Barbara his home at the turn of the century. Designed by local architect and bon vivant Francis Underhill, Solana sat on a hill to the east of Eucalyptus Hill Road. The very impressive home served as the abode of Mr. Peabody, of a local philanthropist who built Peabody Stadium (home of Don's football) and donated the property for what is now Peabody Charter School. Today the gates of the home still bear the name "Solana" which translated means "sunny place."

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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014