Sequoia Park Receives $1.5 million in California State Parks,
Land and Water Conservation Funds!
California State Parks recommended Eureka’s Sequoia Park Playground and Trails for Land and Water Conservation funding (LWCF) in the amount of $1.5 million. For the 2018/19 cycle, California State Parks received 68 applications requesting $80 million in funding. With only $11.3 available, 7 projects were funded and Eureka made the cut!
The goals of this project are to make Sequoia Park more inclusive, diversify the park experiences, enhance the play area, expand recreational opportunities, upgrade the trail system, add more gathering space, preserve natural and cultural resources, and promote sustainability. This project will leverage our love affair with this piece of land, celebrate its spirit, maintain its remarkable history, and envision new ways to discover, learn, and play for generations to come.
This grant will fund the first part of a multiphase project to improve Sequoia Park. The first phase began with the conceptual design for the Playground Area and Upper Meadow, and was made possible by a generous donation from Redwood Capital Bank. Community workshops were held in 2017 & 2018 with attendees sharing their concerns about the park, activities they enjoy and new amenities they would like to see, as well as ideas to increase safety, inclusivity, and accessibility. This groundbreaking project engaged the input and support of our community and resulted in a collaborative design that was developed by Greenway Partners.
These LWCF grant funds will go to construct new trails, playground facilities, off-street ADA compliant parking, restrooms and trail renovation. Although this substantial grant funding is a wonderful jump start to re-envisioning the future of our beloved park, Eureka residents weighed in and came up with many improvements for Sequoia Park which will require additional funding. Stay tuned for the launch of the new Sequoia Park Community Fundraiser coming soon!
In the meantime, if you are interested in supporting Sequoia Park, check out the Sequoia Park Playground Improvement Fund through Humboldt Area Foundation which was made possible by a generous donation from Old Town Rotary. https://www.hafoundation.org/Giving/Make-a-Gift-Today/Give-Now?fn=Sequoia+Park+Playground+Improvement+Fund
To stay updated and to add your voice and ideas to the conversation, follow us on Facebook.com/eurekasequoiapark.
We did it! Thank you Eureka for sharing all of your thoughts & ideas for the future of Sequoia Park. Your vision is now reflected in the Old Growth, New Adventures Conceptual Design & Report.
We asked. You answered. A big thank you to everyone that took the Sequoia Park Improvement Project Survey! We appreciate your time and feedback. Community input is important to us and we're busy compiling all of your survey responses. Stay tuned for the next phase of this project. More info to come soon!
Sequoia Park Fundraising Campaign
Make a donation to the Sequoia Park Playground Improvement Fund. Help us preserve the park's natural & cultural resources, improve amenities and create an inclusive, unique, safe park experience that reflects the spirit of Sequoia Park and Eureka. Donations are tax deductible. Click here to view the fundraising campaign brochure.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the first ever Roll~N~Stroll and supported Tri-County Independent Living and the Sequoia Park Improvement Project!
A big thank you to everyone that came to the community workshop on Saturday at Washington School! We appreciate your input and look forward to continue working with the community on improving Sequoia Park.
Many thanks to Redwood Capital Bank for funding the design charrette process and Greenway for facilitating the community workshops. Your commitment and investment in our community is admirable.
We need your voice! Help us imagine new ways to discover, learn and play in our beloved Sequoia Park.
To add your voice and ideas to the design, come to Washington Elementary School's Cafeteria on Sat., June 9th from 10:00am - 12:00pm.
This is a family friendly event that includes FREE food and refreshments. Thanks to Recology Humboldt County for their generous donation to Sequoia Park fundraising efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to enter to win (3) San Francisco Giants Tickets! Opportunity drawing to be held at the Fourth of July festival in Old Town.
This event is sponsored by Redwood Capital Bank and hosted by City of Eureka Community Services Department and Greenway Partners.
Contact Donna Wood at 707.268.1858 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The first Sequoia Park Re-envisioning Old Growth, New Adventures design charrette / community workshop was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and for sharing your thoughts and ideas. Click on the link below to view the information gathered. A second design charrette / community workshop will be held soon. Stay tuned for more info!