New $2.9 Million Grant Request for Cooper Gulch Park

The City of Eureka is excited to announce its application for the Prop 68: Rural Recreation and Tourism Program offered by California State Parks.

This funding helps fund park projects in critically underserved communities with low population levels. The city is working hard to improve all city parks with the focus of this grant application being to revitalize Cooper Gulch Park.

This grant application is an evolution from a previous Prop 68 funding opportunity that was not awarded funding. A robust community input process took place from October 2020-February 2021 with the support of the neighborhood community group, Cooper Gulch Common Grounds. We would like to thank the countless individuals who attended the meetings and responded to the survey, along with those who reached out directly with their input. Though the originally proposed project was not awarded funding, the park design and input have directly guided the scope for this new grant request.

This new funding opportunity makes available a maximum of $3 million for park projects. Staff carefully selected improvements from the previous application that would be most competitive and created a well-balanced improvement project scope and budget.

The new grant request resulted in a total of $2.9 million for the following park improvements:

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SEQUOIA PARK ZOO ANNOUNCES CONSERVATION GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Contact: Ruth Mock
E-mail: rmock@ci.eureka.ca.gov

EUREKA, CA – The Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Committee has opened the new cycle of conservation grants for 2022. The committee welcomes proposals for projects that have a clear and direct conservation impact on wildlife and/or habitat conservation and that are in line with the Zoo’s mission and conservation priorities. Special consideration is given to projects supporting local wildlife or habitats, although national and international projects are considered as well. Successful applicants are those whose projects can be completed within one year. The maximum award is $1,500. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 28, 2022, at 5:00 PM. For more details and to download an application, please visit Sequoia Park Zoo’s website at:http://www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/conservation/field-conservation/conservation-grant-program/ .

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SEQUOIA PARK ZOO ANNOUNCES CONSERVATION GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Contact: Ruth Mock
E-mail: rmock@ci.eureka.ca.gov

EUREKA, CA – The Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Committee has opened the new cycle of conservation grants for 2021. The committee welcomes proposals for projects that have a clear and direct conservation impact on wildlife and/or habitat conservation and that are in line with the Zoo’s mission and conservation priorities. Special consideration is given to projects supporting local wildlife or habitats, although national and international projects are considered as well. Successful applicants are those whose projects can be completed within one year. The maximum award is $1,500. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 29, 2021, at 5:00 PM. For more details and to download an application, please visit Sequoia Park Zoo’s website at http://www.sequoiaparkzoo.net/conservation/field-conservation/conservation-grant-program/.

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City of Eureka’s 20/30 Park Awarded $6.4 Million for Park Improvements

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:

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Sneak Peek: Clara May Berry Park Grand Re-Opening

We are so excited to be in the final stages of the Clara May Berry Park renovation project.

We have the Clara May Berry Park Grand Re-Opening Dec14 which you can RSVP to (by clicking on the link.)

For now, here are some sneak peek pictures.

Please note this park will NOT be open to the public until December 14th so please refrain from visiting the location until then so staff an finish the final touches.

About the grant that funded this project:

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City of Eureka Receives $30,000 ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant to Increase Access to Local Play Spaces

Grant awarded by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company

Eureka, CA, June 11, 2019 – City of Eureka has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.

Part of the national Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program, park and recreation agencies across the country were invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families in their communities. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas were chosen to receive $30,000 grants to build their projects. Continue reading City of Eureka Receives $30,000 ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant to Increase Access to Local Play Spaces

Seeking Community Input on Clara May Berry Park

City of Eureka Applying for NRPA Grant Funding for Clara May Berry Park

The City of Eureka is excited to announce its application for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Play Space Grant.

This grant opportunity helps fund inclusive park improvements in under-served neighborhoods. The city is working hard to improve all city parks with the focus of this grant application being to develop Clara May Berry Park, next to the Humboldt County Main Library into an inclusive open space with specific sensory experiences designed for children with cognitive disabilities. 

The City of Eureka is seeking the community’s input on the future of this park. We want to hear from you. 

Please complete the Clara May Berry Park Survey online by visiting going to this link. Or you can visit the Humboldt County Library and fill one out at the front desk.

Surveys will be open until April 5th.

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UPDATE: Arts and Culture Schedule Update

Updated

(This update reflects the schedule as of September 5, 2018 and includes much more information).

  • When: Saturday, September 29th from 12pm-8:30pm.
  • Where: Halvorsen Park, 1003-1057 Waterfront Dr, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
  • Cost: FREE community event!

Tentative Schedule as of September 5, 2018

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UPDATE: Arts & Culture / Waterfront Trail Festival

Updated

(This update includes more of a schedule and has new information).

  • When: Saturday, September 29th from 12pm-8:30pm.
  • Where: Halvorsen Park, 1003-1057 Waterfront Dr, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
  • Cost: FREE community event!

Tentative Schedule as of September 5, 2018

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NEW EVENT: Arts and Culture / Waterfront Trail Festival on September 29

This is really exciting Stuff!

Special Announcement: The Eureka Arts & Culture Festival celebrating the Grand Opening of the Waterfront Trail!

  • When: Saturday, September 29th from 12pm-8:30pm.
  • Where: Halvorsen Park, 1003-1057 Waterfront Dr, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
  • Cost: FREE community event!

About The Event:

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