20/30 Park Improvements

20/30 Park Re-Naming - Vote for Your Favorite Name!

Final Vote for New Name!

Pick your favorite name below from 3 options in the NEW survey linked below!  With the park slated to receive major upgrades, our community is rethinking this park’s identity and marking a new era for this neighborhood landmark. An overwhelming amount of responses from the first survey voiced a desire to have a Soulatluk name (Wiyot native language) for the park, and the Wiyot Tribe was kind enough to provide the best translation available for each proposed name. This final list of names is a result of a community survey where 75% of 250 survey respondents supported a new name and provided suggestions.

The 20/30 Club will be recognized through plaques and interpretative signage to celebrate and honor their contributions to the history of this park.  

Take the final survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2030park

Park designs are located below.

Survey closes October 24th.

New 20/30 Park Design Images (PDF)  Smaller images below.

20/30 Park New Site Design

Play structure with two egretsEgret play structure close-up showing ADA accessibilty.Aerial view of play structure with two egrets.


New Park, New Name?

Do You Want 20/30 Park to be Renamed? With the park slated to receive major upgrades, our community has an opportunity to rethink this park’s identity and mark a new era of this neighborhood landmark. Should the park be renamed? Let us know what you think!  Have name ideas to go with the Egret & Watershed theme?  We want to hear them!  Whether you have a new name idea or would like it to remain the same, please be sure to let us know! If you do choose to provide name ideas, please be sure to review the park designs for thematic inspiration.  

 

New 20/30 Park Design Images (PDF)  Smaller images below.

20/30 Park New Site Design

Play structure with two egretsEgret play structure close-up showing ADA accessibilty.Aerial view of play structure with two egrets.

Park Evolution

 20/30 Park was deeded to the City of Eureka in 1952. This was made possible by the Twenty-Thirty Club, a service group of 20-30 year olds which is no longer active in the region. In 2019, the City of Eureka was awarded $6.3 million from California State Parks to transform this park. This effort was made possible by Eureka residents who attended community input meetings and responded to the survey sharing how they envisioned the future of this park. Since then, city staff have been working with design firm, Melton Design Group (MDG), on the final design of the park. Construction is slated to begin early 2023.

 

New Design

The new park will include an Egret and Watershed themed all-inclusive playground, amphitheater, multi-use sports courts (futsal, roller hockey, and basketball), new parking and restrooms, fitness equipment, accessible pathways, open grass, new plazas on California Street and Pine Street, and upgrades to Jacob Haney Field. The City has been partnering with the Wiyot Tribe to include interpretive, cultural and educational elements into the project including native plantings and signage in an effort to acknowledge the Wiyot and other indigenous peoples and provide inclusion when planning uses for public spaces.  

 

Call for Artists

There will be local artist opportunities for this project and a call for artists will occur later this year. To sign up for an email alert list, submit a contact form here: https://www.empowereureka.org/contact-us


New Round of Public Input Throughout August!

This is the last chance to use your voice before construction commences in Spring 2022! You will learn about the project and how far we have come. We will have interactive activities so you can give us feedback on the location of amenities and the design. You will get to meet the team designing the park and city staff who are overseeing the grant. Ask us anything and give your best ideas! Choose from the opportunities below!


Ice Cream with the Cops at 20/30 Park

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

1pm-2pm

Join Eureka Police for their annual Ice Cream with the Cops for the kiddos! We will be joining to get your input!

 

Online Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

6pm-8pm

Join meeting here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87122918679

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1178505499290250

 

On-site Meeting at 20/30 Park!

Featuring Free Ice Cream By Living the Dream & Activities with Humboldt Bay Fire

Saturday, August 28, 2021 

10am-1pm

Masks & social distancing required.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447074992316454


Not able to make a meeting? 

Share your thoughts about improvements that you would like to see at 20/30 Park.

Click on the image below to email your ideas to City staff.


 

California State Parks has awarded the City of Eureka’s 20/30 Park with $6,393,200 for park improvements.

The conceptual design above is a direct result of community feedback and engagement.

 

 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:

  • Construction of a new volleyball court
  •  Basketball/roller hockey court
  • Pickleball/tennis court
  • Open space field
  • Inclusive playground for ages 0-5
  • Inclusive playground for ages 5-12
  • Fitness stations
  • Picnic area
  • ADA multi-use path
  • Restroom building
  • Concessions/storage building
  • Three parking lots
  • Landscaping and lighting throughout the park
  • Jacob Haney Ball Field
    • Renovation of bleachers, scorer's table, dugouts and drainage
    • New automated irrigation
    • Parking improvements

We want YOUR Input to Re-imagine & Revitalize 20/30 Park

The City of Eureka is excited to announce its application for the Prop 68: Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program. This funding opportunity helps fund park projects in critically under-served communities. The city is working hard to improve all city parks with the focus of this grant application being to revitalize 20/30 Park, located at 2605 Pine Street.

WE would like to you to be part of the process, you are invited to join us for two planned community meetings this month:

- Pacific View Charter School Auditorium -115 Henderson St., Eureka April 11th, 2019 6pm-8pm
- Lincoln School Cafeteria – 216 W. Harris St., Eureka April 30th, 2019 6pm-8pm

Both of these meetings will be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts about how we can re-imagine and revitalize this neighborhood park.

About 20/30 Park
According to the State of California, the 20/30 Park Eureka CA neighborhood has .62 park acres per 1,000 residents and a per capita income of $22,397. This makes 20/30 Park the most competitive location for this Prop 68 grant opportunity. Potential park improvements might include renovations at the Jacob Haney baseball field as well as new inclusive playground equipment, walking paths, new outdoor fitness equipment, and increased overall access.