We are excited to announce that we have a conceptual design for Carson Park available for viewing. This design is a direct reflection of the survey results. Click here to download a PDF of the proposed design.
We want to thank the 500+ people who responded to the Carson Park Survey, the folks who reached out directly with ideas, Agustín Amaro, M.Ed., who provided Spanish translation services, our local businesses who let us hang flyers, our local radio stations who aired PSA’s, and our local Rotary groups including Old Town Eureka Rotary Club in partnership with Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka and Rotary Club of Eureka, and so many more.
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:
This plan will analyze the existing parking demand and supply and provide implementable strategies that balance the parking utilization for all users, including residents, business employers and visitors. With increasing development in Downtown Eureka, the City will continue to thrive and attract more vehicular trips resulting in an increase in parking demand. Parking strategies will uphold the objectives to ensure balanced use of public parking while maintaining the economic vibrancy of Downtown Eureka.
This year more than ever with COVID-19 our businesses and local economy need us.
We are so impressed by our local businesses and how creative and strong they have been through this year of uncertainty. Many of those businesses struggled through the tourism season, in what normally would be one of the most successful parts of the year.
How can you help?
Skip online shopping. This will support our local economy and reduce packaging and shipping waste! It’s a win-win.