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Public Agencies


Cities

Santa Barbara City Parks & Recreation
Nancy Rapp
Parks and Recreation Director
(805) 564-5430
nrapp@santabarbaraca.gov

Jill Zachary
Asst. Parks and Recreation Director 
(805) 564-5430
jzachary@santabarbaraca.gov

Santos Escobar 
Parks Manager
(805) 564-5464
sescobar@santabarbaraca.gov

Goleta Parks & Open Space
Bob Morgenstern, Public Works Manager 
(805) 968-6769

Carpinteria City Parks
5775 Carpinteria Avenue • Carpinteria, CA 93013

Matt Roberts,
Parks and Recreation Director
(805) 684-5405 x449
mattr@ci.carpinteria.ca.us

Santa Maria Recreation & Parks
615 S. McCelland Street  Santa Maria, CA 93454

Alexander Posada
Director of Recreation & Parks
(805) 925.0951 x260

Lompoc Parks & Recreation
125 West Walnut Avenue • Lompoc, California 93436
(805) 875-8100

Solvang Parks & Recreation
411 Second Street • Solvang, CA 
805-688-7529

Fred Lageman
Parks & Recreation Director
(805) 688-7529

Buellton Parks & Recreation
331-B Park Street
Buellton, CA 93427

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County Parks
Paddy Langlands
Deputy Director of Parks Division
(805) 568-2461
Contact@sbparks.org

South County Operations
Jeff Lindgren
Park Operations Manager
(805) 681-5651
jlindgren@sbparks.org

North County Operations
Michael Allen
Park Operations Manager
(805) 686-5076
mallen@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Los Padres National Forest

LPNF Website
Supervisor's Office
6755 Hollster Avenue Suite 150
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-6640 

Ranger Districts
Santa Barbara RD
(805) 967-3481

Santa Lucia RD
(805) 925-9538

Ojai RD
(805) 
646-4348

Mount Pinos RD
(661) 245-3731

CA State Parks

Local Park Information
(805) 968-1033

Websites
CA State Parks 
Gaviota State Park
Refugio State Beach
El Capitan State Beach
Carpinteria State Park
El Presidio State Historical Park
Chumash Painted Cave State Historical Park

 

Local Stores


Outdoor Gear

REI
321 Anacapa St, • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 560-1938

Mountain Air Sports
14 State St • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-0049

Sports Authority
7035 Market Place Dr • Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-8551

Patagonia
43 S Olive St • Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 653-0742

Real Cheap Sports
36 W Santa Clara St • Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-3803

Bike Gear

Bicycle Bob's
320 South Kellogg Avenue • Goleta
805-
682-4699

Bikesmiths
5441-B Carpinteria Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
805.684.3150

Cranky's Bikes
1014 State Street • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.963.RIDE (7433)

Fastrack Bicycles
118 West Canon Perdido Street • Santa Barbara
805-884-0210

Hazard's Cyclesport
110 Anacapa Street • Santa Barbara
805-966-3787

Isla Vista Bikes
880 Embarcadero Del Mar, and 6539 Trigo Road
Isla Vista • 805-968-3338

Open Air Bicycles
Downtown
1303 State Street • Santa Barbara 
805-962-7000

Uptown
3516 State Street • Santa Barbara
805-962-3800

Rincon Cycles
5100 Carpinteria Avenue  Carpinteria
805-684-9466

Velo Pro
Goleta
5887 Hollister Ave • 
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-8355

Santa Barbara
Will move from downtown soon

Trail Running

Santa Barbara Running
Santa Barbara
110 Anacapa Street • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-899-8802

Goleta
129 N. Fairview Avenue • Goleta, CA 93117
805-964-6700

Beach-Surf Shops

Surf n Wear
10 State St
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 963-1281

Surf Country
109 S Fairview Ave
Goleta, CA
(805) 683-4450

Channel Islands Surfboards
36 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 966-7213

Channel Island Outfitters
117 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 617-3425

Equestrian Gear

Jedlicka's
Santa Barbara
2605 De La Vina Street 
Santa Barbara, California 
(805) 687-0747 

Los Olivos
2883 Grand Avenue 
Los Olivos, California 
(805) 688-2626

Weather

WeatherSpark
Weatherspark includes great graphs, maps, and charts. Type in your location and you'll be treated to a beautiful dashboard with a map of current temperatures around your area, along with an interactive, data-driven graph of temperatures in your area, organized by hour, along with a percentile range of accuracy, so you know exactly how likely it is to stray from the projected temperature, and what the statistical max and minimum temperatures will be. Hit forecasts to see a comprehensive daily or hourly forecast for the next few days.

The Weather Channel
The site has a reputation with many of you for accuracy, simplicity, and ease of use. The site is straightforward, remembers your location, and offers an accurate hourly prediction for the day ahead, 48 hour forecast, and even 5-day and 10-day forecasts to help you plan for future events.

Weather Underground
The site provides accurate forecasts, detailed information, current conditions and forecasts at the top and incredibly detailed data further down the page, and accurate information in rural areas down to the specific weather station that's closes to your house

National Weather Service
The site doesn't have some of the bells and whistles of the other sites, but you will get accurate, up-to-date conditions, forecasts, satellite imagery, radar maps, and more, all in one place. In addition to current conditions, NOAA offers all sorts of information about ground conditions, from brush fires to wind advisories. The data is incredibly complete, and most importantly, most of the source information that other services use to build their own forecasts

Local Weather Info

Ventura County Watershed Map
An excellent map that you can use to get immediate and visual rainfall information along with a little more detailed information by clicking on the various stations (noted as blue "+" signs. Though the map zooms in one Ventura County you can easily move it to display rainfall info anywhere in California. A really useful site.

SB County Rain Gauges
Displyas the most recent rain data for various locations in the county. An extremely valuable source for the most detailed information about rainfall in specific locations and you can customize it to display quite a bit more. You can go directly to a number of them by clicking on the sites listed below.

Carpinteria Foothills
Cuyama
Gaviota Coast
Figueroa Mountain
Happy Canyon
La Cumbre Peak
Lake Cachuma
Lompoc
Los Olivos
Manzanita Mountain
Montecito
Old Man Mountain
Refugio Pass
San Marcos Pass
Santa Barbara Potrero
Santa Maria
Sierra Madre Mtns-West
Solvang
Summerland
Twitchell Reservoir
UCSB
West Big Pine

 

 

 

Apps

A selection of apps for iPhones and Android phones that we've found to be extremely useful. Info for each will be added by July 20.

Hiking

AllTrails

Weather

The Weather Channel
Weather Underground

Tides

Tide Graph (Pro)
TideTrac

Navigation

Google Maps
Google Earth
Motion X GPS
GAIA GPS

Emergencies

Response Deck
5-0 Radio Pro

QR Codes

QR Code Reader
Scan-QR Code Reader

Recording

QuickVoice2

 

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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015