Cooper Gulch Common Grounds is a collaborative community driven effort to re-envision one of Eureka, California's hidden gems.

Our Mission

To engage the community in developing a master plan for Cooper Gulch Park.


Cooper Gulch is a cherished community space that offers a diversity of safe, engaging recreational facilities, programs, and events for a broad spectrum of the community in balance with a healthy ecosystem.

The Cooper Gulch Common Grounds Community

If you're reading this, the Cooper Gulch community is you! This includes the existing user groups, neighbors, visitors from other communities, as well as those people who currently don't currently have a strong connection with the Park but would like to. This grassroots community effort is about bringing awareness to how we can broaden our community engagement through this valuable public resource.

CGCG Neighborhood Council

Cooper Gulch Common Grounds Neighborhood Council is a network of neighbors who are unified in their commitment to realizing the CGCG Vision. Our five active members include Diana Berliner, Krista Miller, Christy Prescott, Eli Asarian and Kate Thoreson. We operate through a consensus decision-making process to advance ideas that aligned with the CGCG mission and vision. Email us at if you would join the CGCG Neighborhood Council.

Our Values

  • Transparency and meaningful public involvement in our City governance.

  • Equity in the investment and management of public resources.

  • Public lands is basis of community building through the creation and design process.

THE STEERING COMMITTEE: June 2016 – March 2017

We are the folks who organized meetings and volunteers, secured resources through relationship building and grant writing, developing and administering the community survey, coordinating events and facilities for our community event on October 1st, and drafted the community vision from your ideas. This group includes:

  • Emily Sinkhorn, Eureka resident, softball player, and neighbor to Cooper Gulch;

  • Aaron Ostrom, Owner of Pacific Outfitters and Director of PacOut Green Team;

  • Kash Boodjeh; Architect, K Boodjeh Architects

  • Christy Prescott, Eureka resident, and neighbor to Cooper Gulch;

  • Jeff Raimey;

  • Delo Frietas;

  • Jessica Hall, Landscape Architect, GHD;

  • Sara West, Community Planner, Planwest Partners.