Oak Park is a 17-acre family-friendly park in the Oak Park neighborhood that runs along Mission Creek. It is a popular spot for picnics and recreation, and can be reserved for special events including weddings. In addition to grassy areas shaded by mature Oak and Sycamore trees, it has two public tennis courts, two playgrounds, a raised wooden platform used as a stage or dancefloor, and horseshoe pits. A shallow (18-inch) wading pool is open to children age seven and younger May-September with a lifeguard on duty. There are also picnic tables and barbecue sites that are available to the public and can be reserved for special events.
Oak Park is one of the most visited parks in Santa Barbara in park thanks to the popular cultural festivals that take place in the park annually.