PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Water from Oak Park Wading Pool to Be Reused

Water from Oak Park Wading Pool to Be Reused

Oak Trees in Oak Park Will Benefit from Additional Watering

SANTA BARBARA, CA—September 9, 2014—The City of Santa Barbara has made the drought-conscious decision to reuse the water from the Oak Park wading pool rather than discarding the water into the sewer. The Parks and Recreation Department and Fire Department will be working together to pump approximately 16,000 gallons of dechlorinated water from the wading pool, and will use the water to irrigate many of the large oak trees in Oak Park.

“This is a great opportunity to utilize what will be perfectly clean water to deep-soak the oak trees in beautiful Oak Park,” said Santos Escobar, Parks Manager, adding that the fire department will use this opportunity to practice pumping water from a static source, a process often utilized when water supplies are interrupted or unavailable during earthquakes and wildfires.

The pumping will occur on Wednesday September 10, 2014 at approximately 9:30 am at the Oak Park wading pool.
About the Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks and Recreation Department proudly offers a wide range of parks, facilities, and programs designed to serve the needs of the Santa Barbara community. Our mission is to provide clean and safe parks, beaches, and recreation facilities; to enhance Santa Barbara’s beauty; to promote stewardship of resources; and to provide quality recreation and cultural experiences and community services to benefit the quality of life for Santa Barbara residents. Find out more on the City of Santa Barbara’s official website at and join our social media community at and to stay updated on news and events.
Media Contacts

Santos Escobar
Parks Manager
City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department
(805) 564-5464

Summers Case
Marketing & Communications
City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department
(805) 564-5589

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