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Parks, Playgrounds & Trails

The Parks, Playgrounds & Trails Program is dedicated to improving and maintaining the welfare of our open spaces ranging from 13 local parks, various trails throughout the city, the Eureka Dog Park and the Myrtle Grove Cemetery. This is an opportunity to keep city staff informed of any challenges and improvements that our parks, playgrounds and trails may need!

  Volunteer Your Time

Click the Clock icon to go to the volunteer application.

  • Volunteer Trail Steward:

    • Help support our trails by becoming a Volunteer Trail Steward (VTS), a grassroots program of the Humboldt Trails Council, a longstanding partner of the City of Eureka. VTS supports maintenance of local trails through monthly work days that include removing invasives, trail maintenance and building new trails! For more information, please visit

  • Dog Park Volunteer:

    • Give our best friends a clean and safe place to play! If you love animals and socializing, help maintain the grounds of the Eureka Dog Park. For more information, please visit

  • People Powered Parks (P):Show your community spirit and help keep our city parks clean and beautiful. Program volunteers perform special stewardship activities as needed which vary by season and include but are not limited to: painting, weeding, pruning, planting, brush clearing, litter removal and playground or field improvement projects. City of Eureka staff provide the training, tools and safety equipment, so no prior experience is needed, only the desire to help and make a difference in your community.  

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  Voice Your Opinion

Click the Voice icon to go to see city meetings.

  • Attend Open Space, Parks and Recreation Commission meetings and have a voice in future plans. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:00PM at the Adorni Center1011 Waterfront Drive.

  • Attend a public meeting to weigh in on park and playground design. Sequoia Park Community Workshops will be held soon.  To stay updated be sure to like the page.

  Invest in Your Community

Click the Invest icon to go to find out ways to donate.

  • Sequoia Park Playground Improvement Fund

    • Provides financial support for the construction and deferred equipment maintenance of the Sequoia Park Playground.  The Fund gives businesses, residents & park advocates an opportunity to make a difference in their parks and to build community, foster stewardship, and leverage resources to improve Eureka’s vital public spaces.  Donations can be made online at the Humboldt Area Foundation ​website.

  • Humboldt Bay Trail Fund (which includes the Eureka Waterfront Trail)

    • The HBTF was established to provide a mechanism for private donors to assist in the continued development of the Humboldt Bay Trail by focusing on the critical need for trail maintenance funds. Donations can be made online at the Humboldt Area website.

    • Donate directly to the park, playground or trail of your choice.

  • Eureka Dog Park:

    • The Eureka Dog Park is in need of a public restroom! Take the opportunity to invest in your community by supporting the Eureka Dog Park. Click the donate button below to aid in this upcoming project.

Interested in learning more? Please click here to contact Empower Eureka!

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