California State Parks has awarded the City of Eureka’s 20/30 Park with $6,393,200 for park improvements. 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, 3 parking lots, with landscaping and lighting throughout the park. In addition, the Jacob-Haney ballfield will have all of the bleachers, scorer’s table, dugouts, and drainage renovated along with new automated irrigation, and parking improvements. The attached conceptual design is a direct result of community feedback and engagement.
Construction is tentatively slated to begin Spring 2021 and should be finished by Fall 2021.