Clara May Berry Park Improvements

Check out the project videos below to see how this special project, BEE A Reader Sensory Playground, came together. 


Join us for a ribbon cutting along with fabulous activities with the Humboldt County Library.  We will have children’s activities including crafts and storytelling! Snacks and refreshments will be served. 

Details: December 14, 2019 from 11:00AM – 1:00 PM at Humboldt County Library

Story time 1PM  

FREE event

All ages eagerly welcomed

Family friendly events

Special thanks to @nationalrecreationandparkassociation and #disney for making this possible due to their generous award of the #meetmeatthepark grant. 

Thanks to a grant from The Walt Disney Company and the National Recreation and Park Association we are excited to have been selected as a grant recipient through the Meet Me at the Park program.

The City of Eureka is improving access to outdoor play through our new Clara May Berry Project.

View the official grant announcement

Meet Me at the Park is providing increased access to play spaces in local parks for children and
families across the U.S. As part of this program, park and recreation agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories were invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas received grants to build their projects.

This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play. 

Seeking Community Input on Clara May Berry Park

City of Eureka Applying for NRPA Grant Funding for Clara May Berry Park

The City of Eureka is excited to announce its application for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Play Space Grant.

This grant opportunity helps fund inclusive park improvements in under-served neighborhoods. The city is working hard to improve all city parks with the focus of this grant application being to develop Clara May Berry Park, next to the Humboldt County Main Library into an inclusive open space with specific sensory experiences designed for children with cognitive disabilities. 

The City of Eureka is seeking the community’s input on the future of this park. We want to hear from you.

Surveys will be open until April 5th, 2019.

Did you know?

According to the California Department of Education, Humboldt County leads the State of California in the percentage of students enrolled in special education programs, with 17% of its K-12 students diagnosed as having one or more disabilities.  Humboldt County tops the list with the highest percentage of all California counties.  Eureka has a lack of open spaces for children of limited cognitive abilities such as Autism to participate in activities on an inclusive level with their peers.  Re-imagining Clara May Berry Park into a safe, inclusive space would be an amazing asset to our community. Additionally, redesign and revitalization of this park will encourage more appropriate use.