Take Dad Fishing! 4th Annual Father’s Day on the Bay

What Better Way to Celebrate the Father or Father-Figure in Your Life Than a Fun-Filled Day of Fishing?

FREE!Whether you are an experienced angler, or just getting started, join us for a day of fishing on the bay! Our friendly Parks and Rec staff will be there to help you learn the basics. Including basic knots, casting, safety, and information on public fishing in Humboldt Bay!

Don’t have equipment? Borrow ours! We will have a limited supply available. (First-come first-served)

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UPDATE: Camp Cooper Registration Extended

This update reflects the fact that Camp Cooper registration is now open through Friday, May 26.

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Applications for this free day camp are being accepted now through May 26.

FREE!For over 25 years, the City of Eureka has been proud to provide a free summer day camp for the community members in need. Now, thanks to a grant from California State Parks, Eureka Parks & Recreation has been able to expand its Camp Cooper program into an 8-hour environmental education day camp.

This camp is designed to be a resource for low-income and disadvantaged youth and their families.

Due to limited spaces in this program,  Eureka Parks & Recreation has created a competitive application process for families based on level of need that will secure them a spot for the entire summer.

Details:

  • Camp runs June 19 through August 11
  • Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM
  • Ages 5-12
  • Deadline to pick up application is May 26

Details for qualifications and criteria each can be found in the application which can be picked up at the Adorni Center (1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka) and will be accepted through April 30th, 2017. Families will be made aware if they have been chosen to have a secured spot in Camp Cooper by Friday, May 12th

Please call 707-441-4374 for more information.

Download a flyer with all the information in pdf format here.

Pathway to Payday: FREE JOB WORKSHOP Series returns

Have you been on the job hunt but are finding that you aren’t getting a call back for an interview?

Eureka Parks & Recreation and the Betty Chinn Day Center are committed to empowering the members of our community and providing them with the tools to set them up for success.  Which is why they have partnered to create Pathway to Payday—a unique and innovative workshop that will only teach you how to FREE!best sell yourself on your application & how to best be prepared for an interview.

What makes this workshop unique, is that participants will get the opportunity to immediately put these skills to the test with on-site interviews with real employers looking to hire.

Representatives from the following organizations will be there:

  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Rita’s Margaritas & Mexican Grill
  • Sun Valley, Pierson’s
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Wing Inflatables
  • North Coast Cleaning Services
  • Eureka Parks & Recreation

Workshop participants are not guaranteed a job, but they are guaranteed this great opportunity. Last year, nearly 90% of workshop attendees left with a job.

There will be free on-site childcare available, lunch, as well as interview attire if needed.

This free workshop series will take place over four sessions at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center at 133 7th Street in Eureka. Sessions take place Wednesday, April 26th, Friday April 28th, and Wednesday May 3rd, and Friday May 5th from 10am-1pm.

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Camp Cooper Free Summer Day Camp Expands

Applications for this free day camp are being accepted now through April 30.

FREE!For over 25 years, the City of Eureka has been proud to provide a free summer day camp for the community members in need. Now, thanks to a grant from California State Parks, Eureka Parks & Recreation has been able to expand its Camp Cooper program into an 8-hour environmental education day camp.

This camp is designed to be a resource for low-income and disadvantaged youth and their families.

Due to limited spaces in this program,  Eureka Parks & Recreation has created a competitive application process for families based on level of need that will secure them a spot for the entire summer.

Details:

  • Camp runs June 19 through August 11
  • Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM
  • Ages 5-12
  • Deadline to pick up application is April 30
  • Families will be informed by May 12

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Sequoia Park Cleanup for Kids on April 12

It’s a park clean up for kids by kids!

The kids of Sequoia Park Zoo’s “Outside the box” after school program planned a park cleanup for the community. All supplies will be provided.

Bring your family and help beautify Sequoia Park.

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Party for the Planet at the Sequoia Park Zoo

FREE!Sequoia Park Zoo and Foundation is excited to announce the annual Party for the Planet, taking place on Saturday 22, 2017

Details:

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First Ever Trash Bash on March 25

Join us for our first “Trash Bash,  a 90 minute town wide cleanup.

Businesses in the area are partnering to help bring volunteers.

How’s it work?

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