Rocky, oaky nooks abound in the wonderful trail scramble at the back of the park along Mission Creek and behind the picnic sites and playground. Minimal in acreage, but with so many contingencies that you could meander – or play a whirling game of tag – for over a mile. Many pathways lead down to sweet creek beaches and boulders – though water is minimal and stagnant. For the firetruck enthusiasts, a short, shaded footpath also leads directly past Santa Barbara Fire Station #15 to Foothill Road.
Clean bathrooms (open in April 2021) are located beside the playground near the trailhead. Picnic sites can also be reserved for events.