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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

Contact: Donna Wood, Interim Community Services Director, 707.268.1858, dwood@ci.eureka.ca.gov

UPDATE: Eureka CRV Buyback CLOSED Until Further notice


Traffic Congestion Impacting Del Norte Street, Fetl Street and W. Hawthorne Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 3

(Eureka, CA) Due to the overwhelming demand and long lines of customers entering the Eureka Recycling Center for CRV Buyback services, Humboldt Waste Management Authority is closing CRV Buyback Service until further notice.

The closure is necessary due to traffic congestion, safety issues to businesses, lack of emergency access, and difficulty of trash customers, contractors, and franchise haulers able to access the Transfer Station. Continue reading UPDATE: Eureka CRV Buyback CLOSED Until Further notice

Summer In Heart of Eureka Ends This Week!

How do you play?

  • Pick up a booklet from any participating merchant
  • Follow the clues and answer the questions in the booklet
  • Drop off your booklet at the Clarke Historical Museum by the deadline in the booklet. All completed booklets will be entered into a random prize drawing to win items donated from participating businesses.

Photo Contest Too!

There is also a social media-based photo contest so you can share your adventure and be eligible for even more prizes, which, of course, you can play without entering any facilities.

  • Take a photo in Old Town or Downtown by Saturday, August 15.
  • Tag it with #TheHeartOfEureka

Participating Merchants

You can print out your own booklet if you wish by following this link.

  1. Scrapper’s Edge
  2. Humboldt Herbals
  3. Redwood Music Mart
  4. Good Relations
  5. Kinetic Museum Eureka
  6. Tailwaggers 2 Thrift Shop (Sequoia Humane Society)
  7. Living the Dream Ice Cream
  8. Madrone Taphouse
  9. Old Town Art Gallery
  10. Art Center Space
  11. Otto+Olive
  12. Eureka Rubber Stamp Company
  13. Many Hands Gallery
  14. Stonesthrow Boutique
  15. Proper Wellness Center
  16. Taste of Bim
  17. Old Town Coffee & Chocolates
  18. Abraxas Shoes and Leather
  19. Om Sweat Om

A special thanks goes out to Eureka Main Street, Clarke Historic Museum, Scrapper’s Edge, and the participating businesses who made this possible.

Visit the website about this fun promotion at TheHeartOfEureka.com 

UPDATE: Donate Face Mask/Coverings

This update reflects a change in the schedule that masks will be accepted, changing the hours to 10AM-4PM and no longer including Fridays.

The City of Eureka is asking residents to help meet a dire community need during the COVID-19 outbreak: reusable masks or face coverings experiencing homelessness.

The use of simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Universal face coverings protect us all and have become mandatory in Humboldt County.  Please help ensure that our most vulnerable community members can comply and contribute to the beneficial impact of universal face coverings.
We are in this together and your support will help UPLIFT our community. Donated face masks or face coverings will be supplied to St. Vincent de Paul, The Eureka Rescue Mission, and The Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center for distribution.

How Can You Help?

Face Coverings:  The City of Eureka welcomes any of the following face-covering donations: Continue reading UPDATE: Donate Face Mask/Coverings

UPDATE: Print Your Own Booklet for Summer Scavenger Hunt

This update reflects a more specific date when the booklets will be available and also provides a PDF that can be downloaded and printed.

Have you been looking for a way to help your community during these tough times?

Well, get ready to do that and have fun in Old Town and Downtown Eureka (“The Heart of Eureka.”) This is designed to be a socially-distant outdoor-based, safe activity. Masks and social distancing is required to participate. 

How does it work?

Continue reading UPDATE: Print Your Own Booklet for Summer Scavenger Hunt

Seed Exchange Added to Free Compost Event

In addition to being able to pick up free compost, you can now pick up some seeds.

You already knew that we are offering free compost to help kick start your veggie garden this summer, but now we’ve added a seed exchange. Take some seeds, bring some seeds.

To take place in the event, all you need to do is show up with a shovel and container and take what you need. Compost is a nutritional amendment that helps supplement your soil so plants have all the nutrients they need to grow yummy fruits and vegetables.


  • July 4, 2020
  • 9AM – 1PM
  • At Recology in Samoa (555 Vance Avenue)
  • There will also be a seed exchange. Bring some seeds, take some seeds.

This event is first come first served until we run out. Please bring your own shovel.

This is for residential use only – NO commercial use.


Continue reading Seed Exchange Added to Free Compost Event

UPDATE: City Of Eureka Launches Zero Waste Community Baseline Survey

This update reflects the addition of a letter of support for the program from the Mayor of Eureka.

Help the City plan for Zero Waste and be entered in a drawing to win Zero Waste prizes!

Take the survey here.

The City wants you involved the upcoming Zero Waste Action planning process! Residents, non-residents that work here, and frequent visitors are invited to participate via the November 2019 baseline survey.

In a letter to the community, Mayor Susan Seaman says:

“The City’s Zero Waste Action Plan will be a call to action for Eureka citizens and businesses to reduce our community’s waste, currently amounting to six pounds per per person per day…I urge you to join the City of Eureka as we shift our approach to sustainable materials management and Zero Waste prevention strategies by refusing, reducing, reusing, and recycling… Innovative waste reduction initiatives will become a point of pride for Eureka. Individual and business actions can have a measurable impact and as a community, we can make a real difference.”

(To view the letter from the Mayor of Eureka in PDF format about the City’s support for the Zero Waste Action plan, follow this link.)

Continue reading UPDATE: City Of Eureka Launches Zero Waste Community Baseline Survey

UPDATE: Clara May Berry Park Grand Re-Opening changed to Dec 14

This update reflects a change in date and time for the grand opening of the Clara May Berry park grand re-opening. It will now be Dec 14 from 11AM to 1PM

Clara May Berry park has undergone a transformation and is officially reopening on December 14th! (updated date)

Join us for a ribbon cutting along with fabulous activities with the Humboldt County Library.

We will have children’s activities including crafts and storytelling! Snacks and refreshments will be served. 


Continue reading UPDATE: Clara May Berry Park Grand Re-Opening changed to Dec 14

UPDATE: Youth Mural Festival on Sept 28

This update reflects the addition of a skate ramp and a roller derby track being added to the event.

Make sure to be at the live mural painting at the Youth Mural Festival as we empower youth to express themselves through public art.


Continue reading UPDATE: Youth Mural Festival on Sept 28

UPDATED: Thank You to Our GOPD Sponsors

Get Out & Play Day doesn’t “just happen.”

It’s because of the generosity of so many local organizations and businesses; many of them jump in immediately every year.

With #gopd2019 coming this weekend, we wanted to give credit where credit is due.

Those marked with an asterisk (*) are platinum sponsors; our highest level.

Continue reading UPDATED: Thank You to Our GOPD Sponsors