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Historic outdoor dance floor on South Coast getting much needed makeover

Santa Barbara's nearly century old historic dance floor is getting soem badly needed renovations.
City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara's nearly century old historic dance floor is getting some badly needed renovations.

The nearly 100-year-old landmark was originally built for a royal visit in 1920's.

A nearly century old outdoor dance floor on the South Coast is getting a long needed makeover.

Santa Barbara’s Oak Park Dance floor was originally built in 1926 by the Campbell family, for a party honoring England’s Price George. In the 1940’s, it was auctioned off. A farmer bought it, and moved it to Oak Park.

It’s been used for dance and fitness activities for the last eight decades.

It will be rebuilt, with damaged wood replaced, new waterproofing for the entire structure, and new handrails added.

The work is set to start next week, with the dance floor being out of commission for about two months while it’s being restored.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.