Get Out and Play Day Returns July 30, 2022

FREE EVENT! Join us for the 8th annual Get Out and Play Day! There will be adult and kid friendly activities taking place all over Eureka. And the best part… All activities are FREE!

Below is a schedule of activities and where they are taking place. We hope you will join us!

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Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Demos for GOPD

The Cal Poly Humboldt Aquatic Center with have free kayak, canoe and paddleboard demos from 1pm to 3pm. A great opportunity to get out and play on the bay!

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Free Electric Bike and Kayak Demos on GOPD

Pacific Outfitters will be providing free electric bike and kayak demos for Get Out and Play Day! This will be available at Bonnie Gool Dock from 11am to 4pm! See you there!

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FREE rides on Madaket on Get Out and Play Day

Join us at The Madaket for free rides at 11am, 11:30am and noon for all ages! Enjoy this Humboldt Bay Tradition!
RSVP at the Facebook event here.

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Waterfront Eureka Plan Workshop

The City of Eureka is hosting another online workshop to gather additional input about the future of our waterfront.

Jun 9, 2022 06:00 PM on zoom

Register at this link.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Viewing

Every year, the USDA Forest Service selects one of its 154 national forests to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season.

The Six Rivers National Forest in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from California to Washington, D.C. for the 2021 holiday season. The Tree will make a special appearance in Eureka on Friday, October 29th from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Madaket Plaza.

Hot cocoa and cider will be served. Homemade ornament kits will be given to take home.

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Bay to Zoo Community Meeting

You are invited to attend a community meeting informing the public about the current status of the proposed Bay to Zoo Trail.

This trail would connect the Waterfront Trail at Tydd Street to the North to Sequoia Park in the South. The trail is currently in the planning phase and the City would like to invite you to learn more about the project.

To be a part of the community meeting, please join this Zoom link on January 21st at 6 p.m.


The City of Eureka has been awarded a Brownfields Assessment Cooperative Agreement from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess brownfield sites – properties potentially impacted by hazardous substances and/or petroleum – along the waterfront and Balloon Track areas adjacent to Humboldt Bay.

Join us for a Zoom presentation and discussion on the grant, locations to be assessed, the next steps for assessment, environmental remediation planning, and potential redevelopment of the sites.



UPDATED: Eureka Reminds Residents of Park and Trail Rules During COVID-19

Updated on 10/1/20 to reflect changes per the State of California. 

The City of Eureka has seen an increase in public gatherings at City parks and trails and would like to clarify permitted uses of public spaces at this time.

Public gatherings of individuals outside of the household remain prohibited in public spaces by both State and Local Health Officer Orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible and mitigate the impact on delivery of critical healthcare services.

The City of Eureka recognizes the benefits of the outdoors during this challenging time and would like to assure the community that City parks remain open for exercise and other socially distant activities such as disc golf, singles tennis, trail walking, biking, etc.

(the following strike out text was added on 10/1/20)

City playgrounds remain closed to maintain proper distancing and prevent surface contamination from shared equipment.

Caution tape and signage have been utilized to communicate the closure of this equipment. We ask the community to please not remove or displace this caution tape. The best rule of thumb is to not use any amenity with caution tape, or anything that requires you to touch, grab, or climb, etc. City park basketball courts also remain closed due to the close proximity required of individuals during game play.

Public gatherings of individuals outside of the household in parks and public spaces are not permitted per State and Local Health Officer Orders. Do not hold picnics, barbeques, parties and any other celebration or gathering of people in public spaces.

If you see a significant violation of this health order, particularly large social gatherings in public spaces, please call 707-441-4203 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, and 707-441-4060 on evenings and weekends.  

Please remember that whenever you are outside of your household and outdoors, you must wear a mask when you cannot keep 6 feet from others.

Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms. Single-use restrooms are open along the waterfront, though multi-stall park restrooms continue to be closed. Residents are urged to bring their own water due to water fountains being closed. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails. For more information on health guidance, please visit:

Contact: Donna Wood, Interim Community Services Director, 707.268.1858,

Reminder About Eureka Parks’ Usage

We’re all tired of being socially distant.

We’ll be able to use the playgrounds at our parks again but until the pandemic passes, please remember to be socially distant and not to use the park’s group areas.