Parks Division

City of Eureka Reminds Residents of Park and Trail Rules During COVID-19

 The City of Eureka has seen an increase in public gatherings at City parks and trails and would like to clarify permitted uses of public spaces at this time.  Public gatherings of individuals outside of the household remain prohibited in public spaces by both State and Local Health Officer Orders in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible and mitigate the impact on delivery of critical healthcare services.

The City of Eureka recognizes the benefits of the outdoors during this challenging time and would like to assure the community that City parks remain open for exercise and other socially distant activities such as disc golf, singles tennis, trail walking, biking, etc.

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10/1/20 UPDATE - PLAYGROUNDS

 City playgrounds are now open for use.  Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our community, please follow these simple steps to help keep our outdoor playgrounds safe, open and fun.

  • Wear a mask (everyone 2 years & older)
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet between individuals from different households and prevent crowding of children;
  • No food or drink in playground area to ensure face masks are worn at all times;
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after you visit;
  • Plan ahead and try to visit the park at different times or days to avoid crowds or waits;
  • Know when to stay home. Elderly individuals and people with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.
  • Share the space to allow everyone to use the playground by limiting visits to 30 minutes when others are waiting.

To learn more about the California Department of Public Health playgrounds guidance, please visit www.cdph.ca.gov

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 City park basketball courts and soccer field remain closed due to the close proximity required of individuals during game play.

 

Public gatherings of individuals outside of the household in parks and public spaces are not permitted per State and Local Health Officer Orders. Do not hold picnics, barbeques, parties and any other celebration or gathering of people in public spaces. If you see a significant violation of this health order, particularly large social gatherings in public spaces, please call 707-441-4203 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, and 707-441-4060 on evenings and weekends.

 

Please remember that whenever you are outside of your household and outdoors, you must wear a mask when you cannot keep 6 feet from others. Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms. Single-use restrooms are open along the waterfront, though multi-stall park restrooms continue to be closed. Residents are urged to bring their own water due to water fountains being closed. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails. For more information on health guidance, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.


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 May Berry Park and 20-30 Park. Myrtle Grove Cemetery is included in

the Park Facilities Program. The Parks Division maintain 42 landscape facilities, 24 parking lots and 1,400 street trees throughout the City of Eureka

Community Services is excited to announce two new parks, Kamisu Park and Coast Guard Park! To learn more about these new parks, click here for the Pocket Parks Presentation (Kamisu and Coast Guard Parks).

 

Parks Brochure 

 

Eureka Skate Park - Opened December 19, 2009 at the Cooper Gulch Recreation facility.

 

Dog Parks in Eureka

 

Facility/Rental Information

 

Contact Us:

Greg Ausburn, Parks Maintenance Supervisor; gausburn@ci.eureka.ca.gov, (707) 441-4226

Jeff Raimey, Interim Deputy Community Services Director; jraimey@ci.eureka.ca.gov, (707) 441-4374