Sequoia Park

Sequoia Park is located at 3550 W Street.

 

Areas Available for Rent:

  • Duck Pond Picnic Area
  • Field
  • Gazebo
  • Group Picnic Area (Cook Shack optional)
  • Windstorm Meadow

COVID-19 Guidance Update

On June 15, 2021, the State of California reopened and a number of COVID-19 guidelines were rescinded.  For park and facility rentals, this means social distancing and capacity limits have been lifted.  There are still some guidelines in place for face coverings.  Please see links below for information from the State of California.


Fees (Effective 1/8/20 – 6/30/20):

  • Duck Pond Picnic Area
    • Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm excluding holidays
      • Rental Fee: $35/first 3 hours
      • $10 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $50
    • Monday - Friday after 4pm, Saturday - Sunday all day, holidays all day
      • Rental Fee: $41/first 3 hours
      • $15 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $50

         

  • Field
    • Daily Use Fee: $22/hour
    • Security Deposit: $50
    • Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm excluding holidays
      • Staff Fee: $35
    • Monday - Friday after 4pm, Saturday - Sunday all day, holidays all day
      • Staff Fee: $41

         

  • Gazebo
    • Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm excluding holidays
      • Rental Fee: $55/first 3 hours
      • $15 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $50
      • Staff Fee: $35
    • Monday - Friday after 4pm, Saturday - Sunday all day, holidays all day
      • Rental Fee: $61/first 3 hours
      • $20 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $50
      • Staff Fee: $41

         

  • Group Picnic Area
    • Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm excluding holidays
      • Rental Fee: $55/first 3 hours
      • $15 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $50
      • Staff Fee: $35
        • Optional: Cook Shack amenities include: 1 Stove (4 electric burners & 1 oven), 1 Microwave, 3 Electrical Outlets, 1 Sink (hot/cold water)
    • Monday - Friday after 4pm, Saturday - Sunday all day, holidays all day
      • Rental Fee: $61/first 3 hours
      • $20 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $50
      • Staff Fee: $41
        • Optional: Cook Shack amenities include: 1 Stove (4 electric burners & 1 oven), 1 Microwave, 3 Electrical Outlets, 1 Sink (hot/cold water)

           

  • Windstorm Meadow
    • Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm excluding holidays
      • Rental Fee: $75/first 3 hours
      • $20 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $100
    • Monday - Friday after 4pm, Saturday - Sunday all day, holidays all day
      • Rental Fee: $100/first 3 hours
      • $30 each additional hour
      • Security Deposit: $100

 

General Facility Rental Guidelines for Parks

  • Reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance of requested date of use.
  • Reservations will be accepted up to one (1) year in advance.
  • Rentals may require a security deposit, rental fees, rental contract and if applicable liability insurance and staff fees.
  • Liability insurance is required for some rentals. Insurance packets are available upon request.  Click here to request an insurance packet.

 

History of Sequoia Park

Between November of 1894 and June of 1896, some far-sighted City planners, for the price of $4,000 purchased 46.5 acres that is now known as Sequoia Park.  This area became extremely popular because the electric car system ended there and gradually became more popular than the new park located in Fairhaven.

  In an article in the “Humboldt Standard” dated July 5, 1907, the following article was written concerning Sequoia Park.  “The City’s pleasure ground will no longer be known as ‘Forest Park’ but by the more euphonious and appropriate name of Sequoia Park, for an ordinance to that effect, introduced by Mayor Torrey last evening, was adopted unanimously, to take effect immediately.

Sequoia was the name first suggested for the park when it was donated to the City by Barton Glatt, and this name was strenuously advocated by A.J. Wiley, son of the late Austin Wiley, a young newspaperman since deceased, who was at the time the editor of the “Humboldt Times.”  This name was suggested not only in honor of our great stable product, the redwood Sequoia Sempervirens, but also to commemorate the great triumph of Eureka’s first feat, the Sequoia Carnival of 1895.  J.F. Coonan, then Councilman of the Second Ward, who afterward became known as the ‘father of the park’ however, opposed this name in the Council and succeeded in having it officially christened ‘Forest Park.’”