Cooper Gulch Common Grounds and the City of Eureka are working in partnership and are excited to announce our application for the Prop 68 Green Infrastructure Program. Cooper Gulch Common Grounds is focused on bringing forward the community input provided in 2016 in the development of a community generated master vision for Cooper Gulch Park. The City is working hard to improve all city parks with the focus of this grant application being to develop trails and access points to and from Cooper Gulch Park. To maximize our chances of obtaining funds, the proposed park improvements must focus directly on the highly competitive grant program priorities based around green infrastructure. These priorities include a) enhancing community parks and green spaces, and b) using natural systems to achieve multiple benefits to create sustainable and vibrant communities.
The main components of the grant application include: improved trail access (including an ADA multi-use loop and connection to the Waterfront Trail), sidewalk improvements, stormwater improvements, park entry improvements (including kiosks, signage, and lights), safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists, improved park access, invasive plant removal, native vegetation restoration, interpretive signs, and more.
The ideas proposed in the grant came from community input gathered in 2016 for the development of a community generated master vision for Cooper Gulch park. Let us know what you think and how we might improve the proposal by taking the following survey. Should we get funded, there will be more opportunities for your input. The survey will close on Sunday, June 16th in order for feedback to be reflected in the grant proposal.