Del Norte and Hammond Parks Construction Projects Underway

The Del Norte Pier Picnic Area, adjacent to the Waterfront Trail at the foot of Del Norte Street, will be developed and expanded to include a new restroom facility, playground and dog park.

The new playground will be inclusive so youth of all abilities can participate in the fun. This will be the second dog park developed in Eureka and will provide another welcome play area for four-legged friends. The new Parks-Waterfront Ranger will patrol the area as it is along the Waterfront Trail. This park expansion is made possible thanks to a $125,000 grant from the Housing Related Parks Program administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as a portion of a $250,000 one-time allocation from Eureka City Council for both the Del Norte and Hammond Parks projects. Grant parameters require all funding received is solely dedicated to this project and location. The City is currently soliciting donations for this project.

At Hammond Park (14th & E St.) the old restroom and concession stand have been demolished and a new restroom facility and concession stand will be built.

The two half-court basketball courts will be removed and graded to provide a level play area, resurfaced and re-striped to create two new full size basketball courts. The existing irrigation will be upgraded and automated and will help staff with field and vegetation maintenance. Additional lighting and fencing will also be installed. Once completed, the concession stand area will be available to rent for birthday parties and other events. These park maintenance upgrades are possible thanks to a $403,000 grant from the Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as a portion of a $250,000 one-time allocation from Eureka City Council for both the Del Norte and Hammond Parks projects. Staff are making as many upgrades to Hammond Park as funding permits and as dictated by the grant parameters. The City is currently soliciting donations for this project.

If you are interested in supporting these great new community assets, please contact Miles Slattery, Community Services Director, at (707) 441-4184 or mslattery@ci.eureka.ca.gov. – Estimated completion for both projects: July 2018

Community Services staff continue to pursue grant opportunities to accomplish deferred maintenance projects and upgrades needed at all City of Eureka parks. If you or your business is interested in a park renovation or improvement project, please contact Miles Slattery, Community Services Director, at (707) 441-4184 or mslattery@ci.eureka.ca.gov.

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