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Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve

The Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve is located in Lompoc, California. This ecological reserve is known for its unique and diverse habitats that provide a haven for various plant and animal species. One of the notable features of the Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve is its vernal pools. These seasonal pools support a range of specialized plant and animal life, including rare and endangered species. The reserve is home to several plant communities, such as oak woodlands and maritime chaparral, contributing to its ecological significance. Visitors to the Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve may find opportunities for hiking and nature observation. The reserve ...
Barkin Dog park at Barton Park in Lompoc

Barton Park

Barton Park is a 5.12 acre neighborhood park that features a playground, a walking path, benches, a basketball court, and play areas. Barkin Dog Park is a open turfed play area for your four-legged friend! Additionally, there is a dog park with areas for both large and small dogs. Barton park is also connected to the East/West channel bike path and located off of West Barton Avenue.
Jalama Beach

Surf Beach

Surf Beach is  located near Lompoc, at the west end of Ocean Ave. Public access is at the Amtrak Surf Station parking area. It's a great spot for beach strolls and photography. No fishing is allowed as it is part of Vandenberg State Marine Reserve. Surfing and body boarding are discouraged as this beach has been the site of two fatal shark attacks in recent years. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Please note: The areas north and south of Surf Beach are closed March through mid-September to protect the Snowy Plover bird nesting spots.
Ocean Beach Park

Ocean Beach Park & Estuary

Wind-swept Ocean Beach Park & Estuary is where the Santa Ynez River meets the Pacific blue. At this pristine location you’ll discover Lompoc’s most engaging and beautiful shoreline. Bird-watchers and nature photographers flock to this destination, where all kinds of migratory sea birds can be seen. Take Highway 246 to the coast, turn right on Ocean Park Road. The park is open year-round - you see the river, estuary and railroad bridge - but access to the beach is closed spring and summer for the Snowy Plover nesting season. Please note that access to the beach is closed to the ...
Point Sal State Beach @Mister.chad

Point Sal State Beach

Pristine sandy beaches, wildlife and seasonal wildflowers make way for gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean for the adventurous day hiker. Only accessible after a 10-mile hike (round trip), Point Sal State Beach is a secluded area with tidepools, marine wildlife and 1.5 miles of oceanfront beach. Fishing, photography, picnics, sunbathing and nature study are all fun activities at this beautiful beach just 30m north of Lompoc near Guadalupe. "Views of the coastline, beach and rugged mountain slopes are exceptional.  Lion Rock, located offshore, is an important bird-roosting site and is also used by sea lions and other marine mammals." ...
Miguelito Park Lompoc

Miguelito Park

Small and beautifully designed, Miguelito Park is removed from the city bustle. Kids love the playgrounds; parents love the privacy. Miguelito Creek meanders through the property. The park features group picnic areas, hiking trails, horseshoes and more. From Highway 246 in downtown Lompoc, go 3.5 miles south on "I" Street which becomes Miguelito Road.
Ryon Park Lompoc

Ryon Memorial Park

This 22.5 acre community park serves the entire Lompoc Valley and hosts a variety of community celebrations throughout the year including SpringFest, Flower Festival, Lompoc Valley Kennel Club Dog Show  and many other special events. View Upcoming Events Ryon Park amenities include six lighted tennis and pickleball courts, a lighted softball field, a baseball field and multi-purpose fields suited for football and soccer.
River Bend Park Lompoc

River Bend Park

River Bend is a 30+ acre community park located in northeast Lompoc, adjacent to the Santa Ynez River which "bends" from a northern direction to a western direction at this location. Park amenities include eight full-size soccer fields and a regulation sized baseball field. Additionally, the park is home to the River Bend Bike Park
River Park Lompoc

River Park

Picturesque River Park lies against the backdrop of the Santa Ynez River and agricultural fields. The Park features five group barbecue areas (all of which may be reserved), four of which are sheltered. Amenities include individual picnic areas, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, a popular walking/jogging trail, grassy open space areas, and Kiwanis Lake - a small man made fishing pond. The Park has an RV campground which boasts 35 campsites with full hook-ups. Park security includes several park hosts as well as a resident City Park Ranger.
Beattie Park Disc Golf

Beattie Park

Sprawling 50-acre Beattie Park lies against the foothills of the City and offers fantastic views of the Lompoc Valley. On a clear day, from the highest point in the park, you can easily see the Pacific Ocean! Beattie features a disc golf course and horseshoe pits, a large group picnic area, children's playground, two lighted basketball courts, a multipurpose soccer/football field, individual picnic areas, an urban forest preserve which has a popular winding fitness trail, and "Lookout Point" located at the highest point in the park.

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