A community in Eureka is celebrating after their hard work of saving their local field from becoming an equipment yard has paid off.
Kennedy Field has been known as a positive symbol in the community and many parents and neighbors worried that removing it would have had negative effects on the neighborhood. The city of Eureka has been looking at relocating the city’s corporation yard for the past few months. It is currently in the tsunami zone and needs to be moved out so the city can respond to a widespread emergency if need be. The city was looking into moving it to Kennedy Field across from the Sequoia Park Zoo but after so many concerns from the community Kennedy Field has been removed from consideration. Officials will continue to look at alternative sites outside the tsunami zone to ensure emergency response services to its residents in the case of an earthquake.