Sat, Jun 09|
Washington Elementary School
Old Growth, New Adventures
We need your voice! Help us imagine new ways to discover, learn and play in our beloved Sequoia Park. Each attendee 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. Click "learn more" for more info.
Time & Location
Jun 09, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Washington Elementary School, 3322 Dolbeer St, Eureka, CA 95503, USA
About The Event
Sequoia Park has been a Eureka treasure for over 100 years. Covered in tall-standing redwood trees, this park has something for everyone: trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a duck pond, and the opportunity to connect with 67 acres of old growth forest in the middle of the city. With a landscape as exquisite as this one, it’s no wonder it holds such a special place in our community’s heart. That’s why we want to hear from you!
With your help, the City wants to:
• Make the park more inclusive (create a safe play environment for people of all ages and abilities)
• Diversify the park’s experiences
• Enhance the play area
• Expand recreational opportunities
• Upgrade the trail system
• Add more gathering space
• Preserve natural and cultural resources
• Promote sustainability
This process is the first part of a multi-phase project to improve Sequoia Park: remembering the past 100-years of the Park and planning for the next 100-years. The first phase includes the redesign of the Playground Area and was made possible by a generous donation from Redwood Capital Bank.
The first Community Workshop was held at Sequoia Park in October 2018. Attendees discussed their concerns about the Park, activities they currently enjoy at the Park, activities and events they would like to enjoy at the Park in the future, and ideas to increase safety, inclusivity, and accessibility. The second Community Workshop will include a gallery of park re-design concepts developed by Greenway Partners using the public input from the first Public Workshop. Now, we need your help to refine these great ideas and shape the future of Sequoia Park.
This groundbreaking project will engage the ideas and support of our entire community. We will leverage our love affair with this piece of land, celebrate its spirit, maintain its remarkable history, and we will envision new ways to discover, learn, and play for generations to come.
What do you say? Let’s reimagine the next 100 years here, together!
Join us at Washington Elementary School (across from Sequoia Park) on Saturday June 9th from 10am-12pm for the second community workshop of a two-part of a series to gather residents' thoughts, ideas, and visions. With this public input, we will create a collaborative design and plan for the future of our beloved park.
This event is sponsored by Redwood Capital Bank and hosted by City of Eureka Community Services Department and Greenway Partners.