City of Eureka Suspends Most Public Gatherings Through March
The City of Eureka is taking steps to suspend many of its public gatherings throughout the City until the end of March. The decision follows recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to slow the spread of the COVID-19.
The following facilities, programs, and activities will be suspended through March 31st 2020:
The Adorni Center beginning at 5pm March 13th including:
- Drop-in sports
- Fitness classes
- CPR classes
Youth and Adult Sports beginning immediately including:
- Hoopsters practices and games
- Men’s Basketball and Woman’s Volleyball games
- Roller Skating at the Muni beginning immediately
- The Annual Easter Egg-venture
- Community Class i.e. Toddler Soccer and Bitty Basketball
- F.U.N. Play Center
- The Wharfinger and rentals beginning on Monday, March 16th
- Staff will be onsite for essential services
The following programs and facilities will remain open until further notice:
Continue reading Community Services Recreation Program Cancellations
City of Eureka press release:
Due to recent concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in line with County, State, and Federal guidelines and recommendations, the City of Eureka, in an abundance of caution, will be postponing or canceling non-essential City events, community gatherings, and engagements involving more than 250 people, and in many cases, smaller gatherings, until further notice.
According to the California Department of Public Health, the timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance and those that reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and even death in prior pandemics.
The City encourages residents and visitors to consider doing the same with their planned private events, especially those that serve an at-risk population.
Additionally, the City has implemented the following precautionary measures:
- Non-regulatory Board and Commission meetings will be canceled until further notice: Art and Culture Commission; Eureka Energy Committee; Economic Development Commission; Open Space Parks and Recreation Commission; Housing Advisory Boards.
- All non-essential City travel and training has been canceled.
- All recreation programs including Hoopsters basketball, adult sports and roller skating are canceled until further notice. Please see the review a full list of closures on the City’s web site: ci.eureka.ca.gov
The City of Eureka will continue to operate after school programs and Little Sapling’s daycare and will follow any recommended school closures should they be implemented. Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Fire continue to respond to all calls for service and have developed contingency plans to address any possible staffing issues due to COVID-19. The Sequoia Park Zoo and all other City facilities remain open to the public with increased attention on Social Distancing.
The City of Eureka will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and provide updates as warranted. The City is committed to protecting our community and to ensuring the safety of all residents, visitors and City personnel. We strongly encourage residents to avoid non-essential gatherings, practice good hygiene (hand washing etc.), and exercise preventative actions.
For current updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and tips on preventing the spread of respiratory viruses, such as Coronavirus at the Humboldt Health Alert website.
Please see this special announcement about classes and events from Eureka Community services here.
The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation and the City of Eureka invite you to a walkabout in the Sequoia Park and the Sequoia Park Zoo to learn more about our upcoming “elevated redwood walkway” as well as improvements to Sequoia Park Zoo and the upper meadow of the Sequoia Park directly from our project manager at Greenway Partners.
We hope you will join us:
Sequoia Park Meadow Entrance
Continue reading Zoo Projects Update: Walkabout in the Park
Saturday, March 14th
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Greg Parnell is coming into town and he wanted to do a special CAPE fundraiser Zumbathon. If you’ve ever been to one of Greg’s events, you know they’re a blast. If you haven’t, now is the time to be there.
Continue reading Zumba Thon Fundraiser for C.A.P.E. on March 13
The Benefit Concert for Humboldt’s Homeless was a huge success!
In addition to the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of tickets sold to support this great cause, the concert would not have been so successful if it wasn’t for the following sponsors.
California State Parks has awarded the City of Eureka’s 20/30 Park with $6,393,200 for park improvements.
California State Parks received 478 applications requesting $2.3 billion in funding. With only $254.9 million available, only 62 projects were funded, making Eureka very fortunate to receive this competitive grant. In 2018, California voters passed Prop 68, which directed $254.9 million to State Parks for competitive grants to create new parks and enhance recreational opportunities for all Californians. This is the state’s largest investment in grant funding history targeted for underserved communities and the City of Eureka is excited to announce major improvements planned due to this generous funding opportunity.
Planned park improvements are based on a robust community engagement process where community members shared concerns regarding safety, access, walkability, recreational amendments, and inclusion.
The 20/30 park project reflects major renovation plans including:
Continue reading City of Eureka’s 20/30 Park Awarded $6.4 Million for Park Improvements