Anisq'Oyo' Park

Located in downtown Isla Vista, Anisq’Oyo’ Park includes a large freshwater pond, picnic benches, grassy areas, an amphitheater, an historic windmill (originally from a nearby farm), and play equipment.  Ducks, frogs, turtles and herons can be viewed at the pond of this great local park, which is a delightful place to visit in the middle of Isla Vista.



To the west of the intersection of Madrid Rd and Embarcadero del Norte, between Embarcadero del Mar and Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista

Managed By

Isla Vista Recreation and Park District

Distance from UCSB

0.9 miles

How To Get There

Walk, Bike, Drive, Bus

Things To Do

Birdwatching, Historic Interest, Picnicking, Playground/Swings, Playing on Grass Activities, Relaxing, Studying/Reading, Viewing (wildlife), Walking

Fun Facts

Anisq'Oyo' is the Chumash Indian name for the Isla Vista mesa on which UCSB and the community of Isla Vista are located. 

Other Information

In the spirit of healing, this community-initiated park was built in the heart of Isla Vista after an especially tumultuous year (1970), which included the burning of the Bank of America building. Additional interesting historical and other information about the park can be found on this Wiki site

Best Time To Visit

All Year

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