VIEW OUR PARKS

Santa Maria has 27 City parks including more than 234 acres of grass, trees and play fields, two public swimming pools, gazebos for summer concerts, plenty of places to barbecue, an 11-acre lake where you can fish, and another park with a replica of the good ship Santa Maria. More parks are being developed to bring residents even more outdoor recreational opportunities. Santa Maria also has a regional park in Los Flores Ranch Park, which occupies much of the 1,774-acre property south of the City.

Looking for a beautiful park setting to rent for a birthday party or special event? Pioneer Park, Rodenberger Park, or Preisker Park may be exactly what you are looking for! To view more information regarding these parks, and park views, please click on the links provided below. For more information regarding rental pricing and availability, please contact the Recreation and Parks office at (805) 925-0951, ext. 260. To set-up your reservation, please stop by our office at 615 S. McClelland Street, where our helpful staff can walk you through the process.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help keep Santa Maria parks beautiful, you or your service group may want to Adopt-a-Park, or participate in the Tree of Life program, that allows for you to plant a tree in a park in the name of a loved one. For information about these programs, please call (805) 925-0951, ext. 346.

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Adam Park
Alice Trefts Park
Armstrong Park
Atkinson Park
Buena Vista Park
Fletcher Park
Grogan Park
Hagerman Sports Complex
Jim May Park
Joe White Park
Los Flores Ranch Park
Maramonte Park
Marilyn Stanley Park
Minami Park
Oakley Park
Perlman Park
Pioneer Park
North Preisker Ranch Park
Preisker Park
Rice Park
Rodenberger Park
Rosalind Perlman Park
Rotary Centennial Park
Russell Park
Sierra Vista Park
Simas Park
Stanley Park
Tunnell Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Westgate Park

Map of City Parks and Facilities
Bikeway Map

Adam Park
600 W. Enos Drive

The City's second largest park at 29 acres provides lots of activities for all ages. Ten acres of soccer fields are used by hundreds of kids weekly, while lighted tennis courts can help with a family fitness program. The large Minami Community Center offers classes and available rental space for any event. There is also a Bocce Ball Court as well as BBQ pits. Public restrooms are at the Minami Community Center.
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Alice Trefts Park
This five-acre park offers a community garden and is a joint agricultural educational site with Allan Hancock College. This park is adjacent to the Elwin Mussell Senior Center and a portable restroom is provided next to the garden.

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Armstrong Park
1000 East Chapel Street

Close to the heart of downtown Santa Maria, this two-acre open turf area is perfect for a neighborhood get-together. There are two barbecue and picnic areas with tables and a small gazebo along a walking path. Armstrong Park also has a large playground with benches and a restroom is available on-site.
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Atkinson Park
1000 N. Railroad

At over six acres, this popular park offers some of the City’s best amenities including lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, and a premier soccer field to name a few. Atkinson Park is also home to one of Santa Maria’s largest playgrounds. A community hall is available for rental for your next community event. This park has a public restroom available and two barbecue pits with tables, benches, and a shade cover.
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Buena Vista Park
800 South Pine Street

This centrally located four-acre park is one of the first parks built by City forefathers almost 100 years ago. This park offers a playground, barbecue pits, picnic tables, and basketball courts.
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Fletcher Park
2200 S. College Drive

This three-acre park offers a playground, grass area, drinking fountain, a covered picnic area with barbecue pit, basketball court and an additional barbecue pit with a picnic seating area and is perfect for small parties or family picnics. This park also features a decomposed granite pathway that encompasses the park, perfect for afternoon walks. Nearby, you will find a skate park with ramps and a rock climbing apparatus. Restrooms are available on-site.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $40 / Non-resident $50
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Grogan Park
1155 West Rancho Verde

This six-acre neighborhood park includes a multi-purpose room, playground, and a barbecue picnic area. The open turf area is ideal for a family touch football game, soccer game, or just relaxing. A walking path that circles the park is popular with the public. Restrooms are available on-site.
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Hagerman Sports Complex Visit the (Hagerman Sports Complex webpage.)
3300 Skyway Drive

The premier sports complex on the Central Coast attracts sports competition from throughout the nation. The center includes four multi-purpose fields, a snack bar, playground, bike path, and restrooms. The complex is ideal for softball or soccer tournaments or a wide array of special events.
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Jim May Park
809 Stanford Drive
The spacious turf and a beautiful large lake, which is full of wildlife and encircled by a walking path, are only a few of the reasons to visit Jim May Park. The park also includes a barbecue pit and a, large playground. Enjoy the view from the overlooking pier or have a picnic in the covered picnic area. Restrooms are available on-site.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $40 / Non-resident $50
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Joe White Park
500 S. Palisade Drive

The two acres at Joe White Park include a playground, basketball court, gazebo, small barbecue picnic areas, many trees, and an enjoyable place for a lunch break or an afternoon with the kids.
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Los Flores Ranch Park
6271 Dominion Road

The 1,778-acre open space park is comprised of rolling hills and eight miles of trails. Vast recreation, environmental education, and volunteer opportunities are available. Highlights of the Los Flores Ranch Park include group tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, and a Visitor’s Center.

Los Flores Ranch Trail Map

View additional information on Los Flores Ranch Park

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Maramonte Park
620 E. Sunrise Drive

This nine-acre park has a multi-purpose room, softball field, lighted tennis courts, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, large playground, and a picnic area with barbecue pit, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrooms are available on-site.
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Marilyn Stanley Park
2600 La Costa Drive

At almost two acres, this park has a playground, lots of trees, and two picnic table areas available for an afternoon in the park.

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Minami Park
600 West Enos

first served basis for small parties. Amenities include a playground, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, softball field, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball, and a large open grass area for a leisure soccer or touch football game. Public restrooms are located inside the Minami Community Center, which has a multi-purpose room available for rental.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
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Oakley Park
1300 N. Western

The City and Oakley School share this four-acre site. A regulation Little League field has been home to many aspiring Major League players. Picnic and barbecue areas are available on-site.
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Perlman Park
100 N. Broadway

The 3.5-acre park meanders through multi-family dwellings and high-rise senior living complex. A playground is there for our young citizens' enjoyment. A gazebo and waterfall feature a rose garden and native plant display will please the eye while you enjoy an afternoon in the park. Perlman Park has a restroom on site.
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Pioneer Park
1150 West Foster Road

The rustic setting of this 15-acre park offers a very large private picnic area that can accommodate groups up to 900 with shade from native oaks. A large barbecue area, pavilion, softball field, children's playground, and horseshoe pits are also available.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $180/ Non-Resident Rate - $225
  • Additional $100 Refundable damage deposit required
  • Staffing Fees at $10.60 each hour for the duration of the event + 30 minutes before and after your event
  • To use the barbecue, please add a $20 fee and a $50 refundable key deposit
  • Security fee of $25 each hour + 30 minutes before and after serving time if alcohol is to be served (2 security guards are required)
  • Alcohol MUST be served by a licensed caterer
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North Preisker Ranch Park
801 W. Boxcar (corner of Hidden Pines and Railroad Avenue)
801 West Boxcar (corner of Hidden Pines and Railroad Avenue) The park features a pergola large enough to house two individual picnic areas, a children's play area with a railroad theme, grass area, and tennis and basketball courts that are shared with Tommy Kunst Junior High School (The general public has access to these courts when school is not in session). Restrooms are available on-site.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
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Preisker Park
330 Hidden Pines Way

Located at the northern end of town is Santa Maria's largest park at 40 acres. This park, popular with morning walkers because of its perimeter walk, has all the elements for leisure activities. The old style gazebo/bandstand is ideal for relaxing summer concerts in the park, or a small wedding ceremony. More than 100 different tree species can be seen at the park site. Amenities include two playgrounds, seven reservable group picnic areas, five barbecue picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis, restrooms, a large open grass area for a leisurely game of soccer or touch football, horseshoe pits, and a popular 18-hole disc golf course. A pond and creek adds interest to those visiting the park.
Reservation Fees

  • Area #1* – Resident Rate $110 / Non-Resident Rate $137
  • Area #2 – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
  • Area #3 – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
  • Area #4 – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
  • Area #5* – Resident Rate $110 / Non-Resident Rate $137
  • Area #6* – Resident Rate $110 / Non-Resident Rate $137
  • Ruiz Area- Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
  • Gazebo – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
  • Please add $20 to use the barbecue areas 1, 5, 6
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Rice Park
700 E. Sunset

This three-acre neighborhood park includes a playground for the kids, a softball field, portable restroom, and numerous picnic areas are available for your use on a first-come, first-served basis. There is even a beautiful redwood grove located at the park. Rice Park is shared with Rice School.
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Rodenberger Park
2725 Santa Barbara Street

This five-acre park provides visitors with a large covered picnic barbecue area, with a children's playground located just a few steps away. A softball field and fitness course is also available for family fun and exercise.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $110 / Non-Resident Rate $137
  • $100 refundable damage deposit required
  • To use the barbecue, please add a $20 fee and a $50 refundable key deposit
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Rosalind Perlman Park
100 North Broadway

The four-acre park meanders through multi-family dwellings and a high-rise senior living complex. The park has a playground, gazebo and waterfall featuring a rose garden; and the native plant display will please the eye while you enjoy an afternoon in the park. Restrooms are available on site.

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Rotary Centennial Park and Robin Ventura Tee Ball Field
2625 South College Drive

The award winning Rotary Centennial Park and the adjacent Robin Ventura Tee Ball Field, named after the Baseball All-Star, are a joint effort of the City of Santa Maria and the three local Rotary Clubs. The popular park is a way to celebrate both the 100-year anniversaries of the City’s incorporation and the founding of Rotary International, in 1905. The park features a 10-station exercise trail system, basketball court, beautiful park clock, flagpoles, drinking fountain, play apparatus, tot lot, and a large open grass area for leisure soccer or a touch football game; as well as numerous benches and tables throughout the park. A covered picnic area of 30 tables with a large barbecue pit is available for rental. Restrooms are available on-site.

  • Reservation Fee – Resident Rate $180 / Non-Resident Rate $225
  • To use the barbecue, please add $20, and a $50 refundable key deposit fee
  • Gazebo – Resident Rate $40 / Non-Resident Rate $50
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Russell Park
1000 West Church Street

With almost two-acres and numerous barbecue pits and picnic tables, Russell Park is perfect for a Santa Maria Style BBQ, and the playground is ideal for the enjoyment of family and friends. Russell Park has a portable restroom available.
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Sierra Vista Park
809 Panther Drive

This five-acre park is home to Kon Field, the City's newest baseball diamond. The park includes Edwards Community Center, a reservable multi-purpose room adjacent to a catering kitchen ideal for small parties, meetings or other activities. A gymnasium with volleyball and basketball courts and bleacher seating is open for sport activities or is reservable for general practices.
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Simas Park
600 South McClelland Street

Simas Park is a multi-park site. A lawn bowling green, basketball court, Elks Baseball Field ,and a little league baseball field and a softball field that provide plenty of summer activity for softball or Tee Ball games. The Paul Nelson Aquatic Center is a favorite with Santa Marians and visitors alike. Sharing the site is one of the Central Coast's premier youth centers, the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center. All of this is in walking distance from the Santa Maria Civic Center, Library, and the Town Center Mall. Restroom is available on-site.
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Stanley Park
500 La Costa Drive

At almost 2 acres, this park has a playground and lots of trees.
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Tunnell Park
1100 North Palisade Drive

The nearly six acres of turf and mature redwood trees make Tunnell Park a beautiful site. This is a shared location with Tunnell School, complete with a little league baseball field and softball field, playground and shelter barbecue picnic areas.
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Veterans' Memorial Park
313 West Tunnell Street

This historic two-acre park is adjacent to Santa Maria's premier indoor event venue, the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center. Several plaques and monuments pay homage to those that have fought for our country's freedom in past wars, while the playground offers future leaders challenging play time to help develop their young minds. A restroom is available across the street at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center. Barbecue picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Westgate Park
1800 South Westgate Road

The seven-acre park offers visitors a large playground, and abundant open space perfect for a game of soccer, flag football, flying a kite, and much more. It is also the site of Liberty Elementary School. Restroom and barbecue picnic areas are available on-site.
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