Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

The Gazebo at the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

The Gazebo at the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

The Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens is one of the most beautiful parks in the world, and one of the most inspiring. The park is completely organic, using no harmful chemical pesticides. It also features plants that don’t require much water, all artistically planted in a design that delights the senses. Best of all, admission to the public is free!

To me, one of the most amazing things about the park: every time I’ve been there, the park has seemed less crowded than it really was.

Visitors are able to meander through the park in different sections, with plants, trees and structures forming visual barriers that separate one section from another.

This park attracts visitors from all over the world. (I’ve personally met tourists from Norway, Israel and Canada on different occasions when I’ve visited the park.) Yet even on a busy weekend, there are enough nooks and crannies to explore in this park that you can still find quiet spots to enjoy in relative seclusion.

A Scenic Spot in the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

A Scenic Spot in the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

The park features a well-stocked koi pond, with lily pads gracing the surface. The koi share the pond with bunches of turtles, and also the occasional duck.

The Koi Pond and the Gazebo at the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

The Koi Pond and the Gazebo at the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

Koi Fish Swimming Below the Water Lilies in the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

Koi Fish Swimming Below the Water Lilies in the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

A Duck Enjoying the Beautiful Santa Barbara Weather

A Duck Enjoying the Beautiful Santa Barbara Weather

A Turtle at the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens in Santa Barbara, California

You’ll Find Turtles Both in the Pond and Out of It. They Love to Sun Themselves in the Park on Warm Days.

Weddings and Private Events:

The wisteria arbor area of the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens is available for rental to the public. It’s a gorgeous location for weddings and special events. Contact / booking information is posted below. (Please note that it isn’t necessary to contact anyone to gain general admission to the park; you can just show up during regular park hours.)

Contact Information for the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens:

  • Telephone Number: (805) 897-1982
  • Address: 1500 Santa Barbara Street / At the intersection of Santa Barbara and Arrellaga Streets
  • Website URL: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/eRecreation/Facilities/FacilitiesDetail.asp?FacilityId=16