New Year! New Name! New Logo!

Looking for Eureka Parks and Rec’s blog?

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place!

Because of how much more we’re doing, we’ve changed our name to “Eureka Community Services.” We still take care of Parks and Recreation, but we do so much more. Please help spread the word.

Wondering what else we do? Follow this link and watch the short video or read the list below:
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Waterfront Trail Ribbon Cutting Feb 6

There will be a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Waterfront Trail Tuesday, Feb 6 at 12:30 PM

It will take place behind the Blue Ox Mill (1 X Street, Eureka).

This is in addition to the Celebration of the opening of the trail taking place on February 10 at the Wharfinger building. To find out more about that event, follow this link.

Ribbon Cutting for New Basketball Courts This Saturday

Highland Park just got an upgrade!

Southwest Rotary raised funds at their Martini’s on the Bay Event to purchase new fencing, while Mercer Fraser donated a new surface overlay of the basketball courts and adjacent access path, and Hamanaka Painting donated new striping for the court.

Join us this Saturday for a special ribbon cutting of the courts, and help us celebrate the community coming together to help rehabilitate Highland Park!

The ribbon cutting takes place noon at Highland Park.

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Latest Podcast: This Month in Eureka Recreation

FREE!Our first full FREE episode is available now of “This Month in Eureka Recreation!”

Sure we’re half way through January, but this information is still relevant through the middle of February.

Have you ever wondered what goes into putting together city wide community events, sports leagues and programs?  Is our job really anything like the Parks & Recreation TV show? Well, now you can find out.

Join Eureka Recreation Supervisor, Ashley Taylor, along with co-host Scott “Q” Marcus, as they give you a behind the scenes peek at what goes into creating community wide recreation programs, as well as give a preview and details of all the upcoming activities and events each month.

New Episodes are available the first Friday of each month at noon!

  • You can subscribe on iTunes by following this link.
  • You can listen on line at, specifically at this page.
  • Unsure what a podcast is? Go here.
  • Want a quick overview on all your options and how to hear podcasts? Go here.

We’re in the Podcast business! CAPE Media has arrived!

We have officially launched a whole series of podcasts to keep you informed about what’s happening in Eureka.

Eureka Community Services and the Community Access Project for Eureka (CAPE) is launching CAPE Media.  Watch this short video to find out about CAPE Media, and new and exciting COMMUNITY PODCASTS coming out!

Visit (don’t forget the dash) to subscribe or to listen on-line. You can also get them through your podcast app. (Search for “Cape Media”.)

There are four podcasts, each one is monthly, and each ones “drops” (luanches) on a different Friday of the month at noon.

  • This Month in Eureka Rec
  • EPD Ride Along
  • Eureka Entrepeneur
  • This Time I Mean It

Need help understanding podcasts and how to listen to them? Follow this link.

What’s in a Podcast – and How do I Listen to One

This post will tell you how you can listen to our city’s podcasts.

If you’ve never heard of a podcast, or you have but aren’t sure how to find and listen to one…you’re not alone!  If you’re interested in learning exactly what a podcast is and how to listen, here is a quick (less than 4 minutes), entertaining and educational tutorial.

Visit (don’t forget the dash) to subscribe or to listen on-line. You can also get them through your podcast app. (Search for “Cape Media”.)

Strong by Zumba is Now at the Adorni

We’ve added STRONG by Zumba to our line up!

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

The Adorni Community Center is now offering STRONG by Zumba on the following days and times:

  • Wed evenings from 5:30-6:30PM with Michaele.
  • Saturday 11AM-12PM with Renee

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SPECIAL: Eureka Waterfront Trail Celebration February 10

Did you know that the construction of our waterfront trail is now complete?

Yep, that’s the case. (In case you didn’t know, it’s 6.3 miles from one end to the other.)

So, since it’s done (short of adding some amenities), let’s celebrate!

FREE!Join us for this FREE event on February 10 at the Wharfinger building:

  • Get a sneak peak of the trail amenities to be installed between now and September
  • Watch a special premiere of the documentary which tells the history of the trail, entitled “Battle for the Eureka Waterfront Trail” The untold story of the trials and tribulations that led to the development of Eureka’s newest crown jewel.”  
  • Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and and a no host bar


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