People for Leisure And Youth

Creating community through people, parks and programs!

Welcome to PLAY

People for Leisure and Youth, Inc.

Promoting and Supporting Recreational, Cultural, Social, and Arts Programs Throughout the Santa Maria Valley

Our Mission

PLAY Inc, is a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to promoting public welfare and education through the acceptance of contributions for use in enhancing, maintaining, and promoting the recreation, leisure, and parks services offered by the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department. These services offer a multitude of personal, social, economic, and environmental benefits.

Programs and Special Events

PLAY, Inc. supports numerous programs and events offered by the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department.


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Concerts in the Park
Summer Concerts in the Park is an annual concert series where Santa Maria is invited to grab their chairs, pack a picnic, and come out to enjoy an array of musical genres. Participants enjoy an afternoon of entertainment in the great outdoors in the company of friends and family.
Concerts take place the last Sunday in June, July, and August. It’s FREE!




Click here to download entry form

Thank you for joining the PLAY Incorporated Radio Show where
Teresa Reyburn and Dennis Smitherman
will discuss some of the opportunities
for you to PLAY in Santa Maria.

Stay tuned to learn about a healthier lifestyle and expand your leisure activities as we talk with local recreational agencies and share the multitude of ways you and your family can enjoy all of what the Santa Maria Valley has to offer.

Check out the latest City of Santa Maria Recreation and Park's Department Guide for youth, adult and senior classes and programs in the
Santa Maria Valley!

Donations to PLAY, Inc. have made many of the programs and classes possible.

Reach the Growing Santa Maria

Sports Market!

The park offers the public a rare mix of
environmental education, land preservation
and recreation, with about eight miles of
hiking / equestrian / mountain biking trails.

For recorded park information
please call
(805) 925-0951 ext.985


Daily access fees:
Adults $3.00 (16 & up)
Seniors $1.50
Youth 15 years and
under are FREE

Single visit group rate is $10
for up to 6 persons at one visit.
An annual pass good for one year from
purchase that will allow access for up to
6 guests at one time, is $45.00.

Hours of Operation

During Daylight Savings Time, the park is now open

Thursday through Sunday
8am to 7pm

with the last entry at 6pm

Click here to download
a map, trail guide, registration form and more!

Click here and learn more about
Outside in Nature Play Days

City of Santa Maria residents and owners of business located within the City of Santa Maria area entitled to free access at the park. Address verification will be required upon registration at the park's visitor center. All non-City of Santa Maria residents holding a current access card will be allowed free access for one year from the date the card was originally issued.

Daily access fees for those that live outside of the City of Santa Maria city limits.


PLAY, Inc.

You can support PLAY, Inc. by making a tax deductible donation today! Assist with the creation of new and improved recreation programs and services. It is essential that community programs and leisure activities in the Santa Maria Valley keep pace with the high rate of growth and it is PLAY, Inc.’s goal to accomplish this.

Since it’s inception over ten year’s ago, PLAY, Inc. has worked extensively with the City of Santa Maria’s Recreation and Park’s Department.

These are some of the areas that PLAY, Inc. supports with your contribution

People and Programs:

Support Recreation and Leisure in the Santa Maria Valley


Support Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria's Newest Park

Download: Los Flores Ranch Park Info | Los Flores Ranch Trail Map

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