Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara is a huge park that sandwiches East Cabrillo Boulevard. On the ocean side of Cabrillo the park consists of a palm-lined, narrow strip of park adjacent to East Beach with an oceanfront bikepath and walkway from Stearns Wharf to East Beach. This side of the park is host to Sunday/Holiday arts and crafts shows. The 14,600 square foot Skater's Point skate park is also located on this side of the park.
Call 805.564.5418 for more information or visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/Parks/parks_community_main.html#ChasePalm.
On the other side of Cabrillo is a huge 10 acre parcel that features fountains, creeks, a lagoon, carousel, snack bar and a Shipwreck Playground modeled after an ocean schooner from the turn of the century.
The antique carousel is a beautiful, elegant throwback to another era. The carousel is well maintained, plays fun music and is only $2 (as of 11/09) for a pretty darn long ride! See pictures and video below. The combination of Shipwreck Playground and the carousel makes this a can't miss Santa Barbara destination for they young set! Not to mention...the park is walking distance to Stearns Wharf, the beach, bike rentals, State Street, etc.