Dwight Murphy Field Renovation


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Document Title
Dwight Murphy Field Renovation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Dwight Murphy Field Renovation Project consists of the renovation of an existing 8.3- acre City park and includes the conversion of the existing grass regulation size soccer field to a multi-sport synthetic turf field; new 30,000-square-foot natural turf youth baseball field; new natural turf informal activity area; new 32,672-square-foot inclusive playground; new 5,067-square-foot fitness area; new 1,739-square-foot family picnic area with shade structure; new 194-square-foot trash and recycling enclosure; and new 444-square foot prefabricated restroom facility. The project includes the demolition of the existing restroom/locker room facility, playground, ball field, and fitness area. Other amenities include pedestrian pathways, accessible pathways and entrances, a bus loading zone, gates, field and perimeter fencing, sport field lighting, pedestrian lighting, and street lights. The parking areas would be reconfigured. Onsite vehicular parking would increase from 128 spaces to 159 spaces, and 30 bicycle spaces would be provided. Parking within the right-of-way along the perimeter of the park would increase from 68 spaces to 93 spaces. Of the existing 75 trees onsite, 37 would be removed, 5 would be relocated, and 33 would be protected. A total of 125 new trees would be planted, which would result in an overall total of 163 trees for the project. Additional landscaping would be planted throughout the site. The project includes restoration of a portion of Sycamore Creek, consisting of the removal of non-native vegetation and the installation of new native plants and trees, including 10 California Sycamore and 10 Coast Live Oak trees. The project also includes improvements to vehicular circulation by preventing traffic from entering Park Road from Calle Puerto Vallarta, and reconfiguring the west parking lot.

Contact Information

Julia Pujo
Agency Name
City of Santa Barbara
Job Title
Environmental Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Ninos Dr and Por La Mar
Total Acres
Parcel #
017-362-005; 017-333-003; 017-400-004; 017-361- 001; and 017-331-001
State Highways
U.S. 101
Union Pacific Railroad

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The 2011 Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the General Plan evaluated citywide environmental effects from forecasted General Plan build-out to year 2030. The proposed project is within the growth assumptions and scope of analysis of the Program EIR. No project-specific significant environmental impacts would result from the project, and potential minor effects would be addressed by project design and compliance with applicable ordinance provisions, regulations, and standard conditions of approval. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) §21083.3 and CEQA Guidelines §15183 (Projects Consistent with a Community Plan or Zoning), no further environmental document is required for projects consistent with the General Plan for which a Program EIR was certified, when development policies and standards address environmental effects and no projectspecific impacts would result. City Council environmental findings adopted for the 2011 General Plan remain applicable for this project. The staff analysis and CEQA certificate of determination on file provides the finding that the project qualifies for the 15183 CEQA exemption determination.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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