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Parks and recreation

The central meadow region of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Santa Barbara has many parks, ranging from small spaces within the urban environment to large, semi-wilderness areas that remain within the city limits. Some notable parks within the city limits are as follows:

Some notable parks and open spaces just outside of the city limits include:

  • Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park
  • Gould Park
  • Rattlesnake Canyon, a popular hiking area.
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, which contains a diverse collection of plants from around California; it is in Mission Canyon, directly north of the city.

In addition to these parks, there are other hiking trails in Santa Barbara. A 6-7 mile hike from Gaviota State Park traverses the mountains with an ocean view.<ref>Gaviota Peak Dayhike (September 11, 2012) Santa Barbara Independent</ref>


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