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.
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Old Growth, New Adventures

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Washington Elementary School, 3322 Dolbeer St, Eureka, CA 95503, USA

About The Event

Please join us in voicing your opinion at the second Sequoia Park Re-envisioning Community Workshop on June 9th from 10am-12pm at Washington Elementary School in the cafeteria. Entry into the Community Workshop offers an opportunity to help support fundraising efforts for park improvements by submission in a drawing to win three tickets to a San Francisco Giants baseball game! Following the workshop there will be a walking tour of Sequoia Park, rain or shine.

Did you know Sequoia Park has been a Eureka treasure for over 100 years? Covered in tall-standing redwood trees, this park has something to offer to each of us: trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a duck pond, and not to mention 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 multiphase 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 2017. Attendees discussed their concerns about the Park, activities they currently enjoy at the Park, 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.

So, 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.

To stay updated and to add your voice and ideas to the conversation, follow us on Facebook.com/eurekasequoiapark. We hope to see you at Washington Elementary School cafeteria on June 9th from 10am-12pm!

Free food and refreshments will be available!

Attention all Giants fans! Participation in this community workshop also provides entry into an Opportunity Drawing to win (3) Giants tickets to a game on August 27th. 2018 at 7pm. Drawing will be held at the Fourth of July Festival in Historic Old Town Eureka at the Empower Eureka booth at 4 pm. Donations are currently being accepted at the Adorni Center 1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka.

• $0-$5 donation = 1 entry

• $6-$10 = 5 entries

• $11-$15 = 10 entries

• $16+ donation = 15 entries

For more information please visit the City of Eureka's website.