By Joshua Molina, Noozhawk Staff Writer
The circus is coming to town. Sort of.
Plaza Vera Cruz will soon be home to the Santa Barbara Trapeze Co.
"We are very excited to open at Plaza Vera Cruz, and to make it our permanent home, said co-owner Randy Kohn. "The park is stunning. It is green. It is lush. It is right in the center of downtown,"
Kohn expects to open May 22.
Santa Barbara Trapeze currently sets up at Earl Warren Showgrounds. The city plans to evaluate the success of the program at the end of December 2021, and possibly expand it to other city park locations.
Kohn said the company wants to be closer to the "metropolitan" area.
"They have a really good program there," said Rich Hanna, city recreation director. "They make it welcoming for people, whether you are a spectator or a participant. It's really well done. It's going to be great for Santa Barbara."
This summer, the company will also offer summer camps, and scholarships for some kids.
"The summer camp is a great way for us to tap into the community and offer flying trapeze and circus arts to the children of Santa Barbara," Kohn said.
The city's Parks and Recreation Commission recently approved the idea.
A la carte classes will be offered, as well as corporate development and team-building exercises.