Press Release

Sequoia Park: Improved Access and Trail Maintenance

The City of Eureka has received Prop 68 funding to build a new trail at Sequoia Park to improve access and safety for community members to enjoy the park.


For years there has been a conflict with trail users and vehicles using the same road to access the duck pond from the upper area of Sequoia Park. The existing roadway currently shares car, foot, bicycle, and stroller traffic. The roadway also takes a steep curve creating limited visibility for vehicle drivers to see pedestrians below a turn. To eliminate this conflict, the City partnered with the California Conservation Corps (CCCs) and received a Prop 68 grant to develop a new trail to parallel the existing roadway used to drive from the upper playground area, through the park, down to the lower picnic area and duck pond.  

The project also includes removal of invasive species, transplanting of native species and placement of fallen branches and logs in select locations to prevent access to voluntary trails which cause erosion and damage Sequoia Park forest habitat.

 

Construction began last month and is expected to be complete by the end of March. The main entrance gate is closed to protect the work crew pass over the road while this project is in progress. The gate is expected to be reopened later this month.

 

Although the gate is closed, service vehicles will be driving through the park. Please use caution and watch for any vehicles or work crews throughout the duration of this project.