Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens is a stunning park spanning a square block in downtown Santa Barbara. There are 75 different tree and plant species included in the Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden Self-Guided Tree & Plant Tour. Enjoy walking paths, picnic areas, and a picturesque Gazebo. The park also has a koi pond where you’ll find visitors feeding resident ducks. The elegant landscaping makes it a popular wedding venue which can be reserved on Santa Barbara City’s website.
Within the park are several distinct gardens including a low water-use demonstration garden and a butterfly garden that host plants for butterflies and moths. Alice Keck Park also offers a sensory garden area where visually and physically impaired visitors can enjoy the variety of scents and sounds as well as the interesting textural variation of the foliage of many plants installed here.
Alice Keck Park is a crown jewel of Santa Barbara City parks and conveniently located across the street from the popular playground “Kids’ World,” and a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants.