Da' Yas Park
General Facility Rental Guidelines
Reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance of requested date of use.
Liability insurance may be required.
Reservations can be made four different ways:
- Online (Must have a customer account to submit a request.)
- Email staff
- By phone by calling 707-441-4241;
- In person by appointment
Area available for Rent:
Field - Youth Sports (soccer, little league, t-ball)
- Security Deposit: $50 (refundable)
20/30 Park was established in 1952, and made possible with assistance by the 20/30 Club, a service club comprised of 20 to 39 year-old men, no longer active in our region. The Henderson Center Kiwanis Club also helped in the early part of the development by sponsoring skating shows with the proceeds going for the development of the playground. They also helped the carpentry class of Eureka High School build the field house.
On December 6, 2022, Eureka City Council voted to rename the park Da' Yas Park / Where the Cypress Are Park.
Eureka’s 20/30 Park to be considered for renaming to Da’ Yas “Where the Cypress Are” Park
20/30 Park located in the City of Eureka was established in 1952, and made possible with assistance by the 20/30 Club, a service club comprised of 20 to 39 year-old men, no longer active in our region. Since then, the City of Eureka was awarded a $6.3 million grant from California State Parks to completely renovate 20/30 Park. An RFPQ was issued and Melton Design Group (MDG) was the winning design firm. Community input, diversity, accessibility and inclusivity have been integral parts throughout the park improvement project. Eureka residents shared their vision and desired features for the park at outreach events, both in person and by Zoom, and online surveys. Radio ads, social media, City eNewsletters, posted flyers and direct mailers to the neighborhood were all used to solicit feedback. MDG and City staff worked to incorporate this information into the final design with construction scheduled to begin in early 2023.
The revitalized park will include an Egret and watershed themed all-inclusive playground, multi-use sports courts, new parking and restrooms, art installations, fitness equipment, accessible pathways, grass play area for volleyball and soccer, new plazas (public gathering places) on California Street and Pine Street as well as upgrades to Jacob Haney Ball Field.
From the beginning of the project and throughout the design process, recognizing and honoring the 20/30 Club and their contributions has been a high priority. This effort will be reflected by dedicating a 20/30 Plaza within the park that includes plaques and interpretative signage celebrating our local Eureka history.
City staff and MDG partnered with the Wiyot Tribe to include interpretive, cultural and educational elements in the park design such as including native plantings used in the practice of cultural activities and signage containing Soulatluk (Wiyot language) in addition to English.
With the park slated to receive major improvements, new signage will be needed. This overall process provided an opportunity to consult the community about the park’s identity. The first renaming survey shared information about the origin of the park and its current name. Of the 249 responses received, over 75% supported renaming the park. Survey respondents were also provided the opportunity to suggest possible names. The majority of the respondents expressed a desire for the park to have a Wiyot name. The top three names were identified and in consultation with the Wiyot Tribe, the best possible translations were provided along with audio files to hear the name pronunciation: (1) Wiqudi’ Park – “Pine” Park (after Pine Street which borders the park), (2) Da’ Meluqhiyan Park – “Where the Egrets Are” Park (after the Egret play structure), and (3) Da’ Yas Park – “Where the Cypress Are” Park (after the cypress trees found in the park).
The final renaming decision was placed in the hands of Eureka’s residents. An article published in local newspapers identified the three name options and provided a link so readers could easily vote for their favorite. Over 830 community members took part in the renaming survey and Da’ Yas Park - “Where the Cypress Are” Park received the most support at 326 votes or 39.09% of responses.
The proposed new name was presented to the Open Space, Parks and Recreation Commission at their October 27, 2022 meeting and was unanimously approved. The renaming proposal was sent to the Planning Commission for consideration at the November 14, 2022 meeting where it was also unanimously approved.
Based on the survey outcomes and community feedback received, City staff supports the community’s recommendation of the name Da’ Yas Park - “Where the Cypress Are” Park as an appropriate name for the reimagined and revitalized park. By having the park name in Soulatluk (Wiyot language), it assists the tribe with their language revitalization efforts, recognizes and provides representation of the Wiyot community, their elders both past and present as well as future generations.
This name will be considered for final approval at the Eureka City Council meeting on December 6th at 6pm. You may participate in person at 531 K St. Eureka or online via zoom. The agenda and zoom link will be available here: https://www.eurekaca.gov/depts/city_clerk/agenda_information/council/meetingvideos.asp
The new park will include an Egret and Watershed themed all-inclusive playground, amphitheater, multi-use sports courts (futsal, roller hockey, and basketball), new parking and restrooms, fitness equipment, accessible pathways, open grass, new plazas on California Street and Pine Street, and upgrades to Jacob Haney Field. The City has been partnering with the Wiyot Tribe to include interpretive, cultural and educational elements into the project including native plantings and signage in an effort to acknowledge the Wiyot and other indigenous peoples and provide inclusion when planning uses for public spaces.
Call for Artists
There will be local artist opportunities for this project and a call for artists will occur later this year. To sign up for an email alert list, submit a contact form here: Contact Us
California State Parks has awarded the City of Eureka’s 20/30 Park with $6,393,200 for park improvements.
The conceptual design is a direct result of community feedback and engagement.
California State Parks received 478 applications requesting $2.3 billion in funding. With only $254.9 million available, only 62 projects were funded, making Eureka very fortunate to receive this competitive grant. In 2018, California voters passed Prop 68, which directed $254.9 million to State Parks for competitive grants to create new parks and enhance recreational opportunities for all Californians. This is the state’s largest investment in grant funding history targeted for underserved communities and the City of Eureka is excited to announce major improvements planned due to this generous funding opportunity.
Planned park improvements are based on a robust community engagement process where community members shared concerns regarding safety, access, walkability, recreational amendments, and inclusion.
The 20/30 Park Project reflects major renovation plans including:
- Construction of a new volleyball court
- Basketball/roller hockey court
- Pickleball/tennis court
- Open space field
- Inclusive playground for ages 0-5
- Inclusive playground for ages 5-12
- Fitness stations
- Picnic area
- ADA multi-use path
- Restroom building
- Concessions/storage building
- Three parking lots
- Landscaping and lighting throughout the park
- Jacob Haney Ball Field
- Renovation of bleachers, scorer's table, dugouts and drainage
- New automated irrigation
- Parking improvements
We want YOUR Input to Re-imagine & Revitalize 20/30 Park
The City of Eureka is excited to announce its application for the Prop 68: Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program. This funding opportunity helps fund park projects in critically under-served communities. The city is working hard to improve all city parks with the focus of this grant application being to revitalize 20/30 Park, located at 2605 Pine Street.
WE would like to you to be part of the process, you are invited to join us for two planned community meetings this month:
- Pacific View Charter School Auditorium -115 Henderson St., Eureka April 11th, 2019 6pm-8pm
- Lincoln School Cafeteria – 216 W. Harris St., Eureka April 30th, 2019 6pm-8pm
Both of these meetings will be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts about how we can re-imagine and revitalize this neighborhood park.
About 20/30 Park
According to the State of California, the 20/30 Park Eureka CA neighborhood has .62 park acres per 1,000 residents and a per capita income of $22,397. This makes 20/30 Park the most competitive location for this Prop 68 grant opportunity. Potential park improvements might include renovations at the Jacob Haney baseball field as well as new inclusive playground equipment, walking paths, new outdoor fitness equipment, and increased overall access.