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.

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Help Make Get Out and Play Day 2017 Even Better!

One of the biggest summer events of the year is coming to Eureka – and YOU can help make it even better!

The fourth annual Get out and Play Day is July 29, 2017.

What is “Get Out and Play Day?”

It’s just the most fun ever! Thousands and thousands of folks come out in Eureka to take part in this FREE event that celebrates having fun in our wonderful Victorian burg. Last year, about 8,000 people came out to play at all sorts of events, including: Continue reading Help Make Get Out and Play Day 2017 Even Better!

Advertise at a City Park!

Did you know you can reach the thousands and thousands of folks who attend our city parks?

If you need to get your message out, you can have a banner at one of our parks. Continue reading Advertise at a City Park!

Hammond Park Meeting on October 20

Every neighborhood deserves a great park.

The City of Eureka Parks & Recreation Department wants to open a dialog with users of Hammond Park to help us learn how we can improve this park that serves so many of our residents.

Give Input on Possible Upgrades

We have an opportunity to make some upgrades to Hammond Park and increase its value as a recreational asset for the neighborhoods that it serves.

The State of California Department of Parks & Recreation’s California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program is a chance for the City to compete for grant funding to update the basketball court, bathrooms, and irrigation system.

Come share your thoughts on Hammond Park and help us make plans for the future!


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City of Eureka’s Fence Banner Advertising Policy

The City of Eureka Parks & Recreation Department has determined that there is an opportunity and a desire for advertisers to purchase banner space to promote their events and businesses.

The purpose of this policy is to create clear guidelines for the Department and the public to understand the possibilities and limitations of the advertising opportunities offered on City fences.

You can download a pdf of the policy document here.

Community Event: Hammond Park Clean Up

Let’s spruce up Hammond Park!

Come join your neighbors and friends. Help us make a difference by improving our local park. We’ll plant some flowers and trees, do some general clean-up and of course, share a great barbecue.

Westside neighbors and volunteers will join the City of Eureka Parks and Recreation for a Hammond Park (14th & E Street) beautification Party and Free BBQ on Saturday, November 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm.

This beautification project is coordinated by neighbors through Nextdoor-Westiside with support from: The City of Eureka, California Center for Rural Policy, Westside Community Improvement Association and St. Joseph’s Community Partnership. 

  • When: Saturday, November 14th
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • Free BBQ starts at 12:30
  • Where: Hammond Park, 14th & E Street