Franklin Park is a small neighborhood park with a lawn, shady trees, and some swings. It's a pretty spot to walk to if you live nearby. Playing ball is fun here because of the long, flat lawn.
Another neighborhood park here is Memorial Park, a somewhat barren playground beside picnic areas under nice shady trees, located on a cul-de-sac. For my favorite park, check out El Carro Park, a playground with four slides and gorgeous mountain views. While in the area, take a walk in Downtown Carpinteria and pop into the surf stores. You can walk from there all the way down to Carpinteria Beach and Tar Pits, a great place to explore nature. Another place where nature is alive and well is the Seal Rookery in Carpinteria, where mother seals nurture their babies in a protected cove. Monte Vista Park is a playground near there.
Franklin Park is located at 1470 Sterling Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
From Highway 101 southbound, exit at Linden Ave. Turn left on Linden Ave to head towards the mountains. Turn left on Malibu Dr and then right on Sterling Avenue and park along the road.
From Highway 101 northbound, exit at Casitas Pass Rd and stay on Via Real, the road that runs beside the freeway. Turn right on Vallecito Rd. Turn left on Ogan Rd and then right on Linden Ave. Turn left on Malibu Dr and then right on Sterling Ave and park along the road.
Last Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:58:54 GMT