The purpose of this program is to develop and maintain a diversified system of park and landscape facilities in a neat, clean and well-repaired condition, and operated in a friendly, courteous and equitable manner for the use and enjoyment of the public. The City of Eureka has six community park facilities which include Halvorsen Park, Cooper Gulch Park, Hartman/ Kennedy ball fields, Sequoia Park, Sequoia Park Garden and the Sequoia Park Zoo. There are seven neighborhood park facilities including Carson Park, Hammond Park, Lundbar Hills Park, Highland Park, Ross Park, Clara Mae Berry Park and 20-30 Park. Myrtle Grove Cemetery is included in the Park Facilities Program. The Parks Division maintain forty-two landscape facilities, twenty-four parking lots and one thousand four hundred (1,400) street trees throughout the City of Eureka.
Eureka Skate Park
Opened December 19, 2009 at the Cooper Recreation facility.
COMING SOON is the Eureka Dog Park. For additional information visit the website eurekadogpark.weebly.com.
Park Locator/Map and park descriptions. Click on the name of the park on the locator map to obtain specific information about a facility.
Miles Slattery, Parks and Recreation Director; firstname.lastname@example.org, (707) 441-4184
Kurt Huft, Parks Maintenance Supervisor, (707) 441-4226
Are facilities at Sequoia Park accessible to wheelchairs?
Yes. Sequoia Park has designated parking locations, an accessible sidewalk to picnic sites, an accessible restroom and a total of over a mile of wheelchair and baby buggy accessible asphalt paved trails. One trail is the old maintenance road that runs through the forest behind the Zoo and the second is the Sequoia Creek Trail that heads west from the Duck Pond through meadows and loops back along a forested creek.
Does the City have a Street Tree Program?
The City has over 1,400 street trees and includes trees and landscaping as a component of any major city development project. In 2002, the City Council passed a resolution establishing the City of Eureka as a “Tree Lined City.”
Does the City have other open space areas?
The Parks Division maintains 42 landscape sites throughout the City including the Old Town Gazebo Square, Clarke Plaza and the Sacco Amphitheater.
Does the City of Eureka have a redwood forest park?
Yes. Sequoia Park is a 67 acre facility that features walking and bicycle trails through the redwood forest, meadows, duck pond and two small creeks. The park includes two playgrounds, open turf grass, picnic tables, a restroom, group picnic area and a gazebo bandstand. The Sequoia park property also includes the Sequoia Park Garden and Sequoia Park Zoo.
Does the City provide other outdoor athletic areas?
Yes. Cooper Gulch Park includes a nine hole Disc Golf Course, a hiking trail along Cooper Creek and a Skate Park. The 18 hole Eureka Municipal Golf Course is located on Fairway Drive at the south end of F Street.
How many park facilities are there in the City of Eureka?
There are six community park facilities which include Cooper Gulch Park, Halvorsen Park, Hartman/Kennedy ball fields, Sequoia Park, Sequoia Park Garden and Sequoia Park Zoo. There are seven neighborhood park facilities including Carson Park, Clara Mae Berry Park, Hammond Park, Highland Park, Lundbar Hills Park, Ross Park and 20-30 Park. The historic Myrtle Grove Cemetery is also part of the park facilities program which encompasses a total of nearly 140 acres of park land.
What types of athletic fields exist in the City park system?
Most of our City parks have open multi-use grass areas. League standard softball fields are available at Cooper Gulch Park and at Hartman/Kennedy ball fields. Smaller practice fields exist at Carson Park, Hammond Park, Highland Park, Ross Park and 20-30 Park. In late summer, most of the fields are converted for soccer league activities.
When was Sequoia Park established?
The land of Sequoia Park was donated to the City of Eureka in 1894 by Bartlin and Henrietta Glatt as the last large stand of redwood trees in the City. Although logging did occur within the park, some of the original 40 acres of old-growth forest is still standing in the park gulch areas.
I want to film in the city .. who do I talk to?
Please contact the City Manager's Office at (707) 441-4144