FREE! Grand Slam Coed Softball Tournament

FREE!Put together your team and join us for the 6th Annual Redwood Coast Grand Slam on Get Out and Play Day!

As a special thank you for all the teams that have played & signed up for softball this year, this tournament is FREE!!!!


  • Registration Dates: July 1—July 22
  • 8 Team Maximum (first come, first served)
  • Cost: Nothing! Zero! Nada! FREE!
  • Tournament Date: July 30, 2016
  • Tournament Location: Kennedy & Hartman Ball Fields in Eureka
  • Bats: Single Walled (No Composite)
  • Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners

Visit for tournament information, entry forms & roster/waivers.

Mail or bring them to:

City of Eureka – Recreation
1011 Waterfront Drive
Eureka, CA 95501

Questions?  Email Steve Enes, Recreation Coordinator, at
or call 707-441-4245.

Download a flyer for the event here.

  • To find out all about Get Out and Play Day 2016, go to this page.
  • On Get Out and Play Day, use #GOPD2016 on social media.

Kids Get in Free to Sequoia Park Zoo on #GOPD2016

kids-free-dayOn Get Out and Play Day, July 30, 2016 kids are admitted FREE to Sequoia Park Zoo with a paying adult.

  • Where? Sequoia Park Zoo
  • When? 10AM to 5PM
  • Children must have a paying adult with them

Play on the Bay is Part of #GOPD2016

Play on the Bay on July 30, 2016 as part of Get Out and Play Day

FREE!Pacific Outfitters and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center are setting up all sorts of water activities including:

  • Free water rentals from Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
  • Youth and Adult Paddleboard races
  • Personal flotation device demos
  • Kayak roll-over demos

Play on the Bay Save the Date


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FREE Old Town Guided Historic Walking Tours

Take the family on an interactive history lesson of Old Town

FREE!The city of Eureka’s Outdoor Recreation Program, Explore Eureka, in partnership with the Clarke Museum is launching weekly “Historical Walking Tours” in Old Town Eureka on July 2, 2016.

The tours offer an interactive history lesson and are designed to be fun for the whole family. Tours take you up close and personal with the buildings and history of Old Town.


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Overview of all Get Out and Play Day Events

Here’s where things are as of July 21, 2016 for #GOPD2016

Keep checking in and follow us on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (#GOPD2016) on Twitter for events and times as they’re updated. To see all the events lined up for Get Out and Play Day 2016 – updated with each new event, follow this link.
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Kids Ride FREE on Madaket Tours

Eureka Community Services Blog and Events

Kids ride free with a paying adult on Get Out and Play Day,  July 25, 2015!

kids-free-dayStep aboard and learn the history of Humboldt Bay and Eureka’s waterfront during a 75 minutes narrated cruise traveling along the shores of the bay. During your cruise, the captain explains local history, industries, activities, points of interest, and local wildlife.

  • The tours depart at 1:00PM, 2:30PM, and 4:00 PM from the foot of C Street
  • Free for children 17 or under with a paying adult (value of $10-$16 per child)
  • Call 707.445.1910 for more information

Download the flyer here.

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KHUM Radio Interview About Get Out and Play Day

We are very grateful to KHUM radio for the interview they did earlier with our own Ashley Taylor. It’s definately worth listening to – and you can do that at

Please thank them too at

Photo Contest on Get Out and Play Day

Just in!

cameraWe are going to have a photo contest surrounding all the events going on this Saturday, July 25, at Get Out and Play Day.

How to enter:

  1. Grab your cell phone (or whatever)
  2. Take a photograph or short video of any of the events going on
  3. Post it to your Facebook page and tag “Eureka Parks and Recreation” with a description of the photo or Tweet it with the hashtag #GetOutAndPlayDay
  4. Our favorite five will get a small gift certificate to Los Bagels. (We know, it’s not a lot, but what the heck, it’s fun, right?)

Other stuff we gotta tell you:

  • By posting or sending the video, you give us permission to use in our publicity
  • Photos and videos must be original and shot by you
  • Our decision is final and will be announced by 8/1/2015
  • Have a fun time and be creative