City of Eureka exploring development of Eco-Park on southern border

EUREKA – An eco-park could be coming to Eureka.
The California Coastal Conservancy funded preliminary design and engineering work to develop an eco-park on City of Eureka owned property between Herrick and Humboldt Hill Roads from Highway 101 to the bay.
The plan calls for development and restoration of more than one hundred acres of wetlands along Elk River.
The project would create nearly three miles of waterways with a non-motorized boat launch, viewing platforms, and trail to increase access to the coast.
Eureka Development Services Director Rob Holmlund said, “It’s pretty muddy squishy low-lying land that was formerly wetlands. So it’s good for the city to use State funds to a start envisioning a different use for the property something that can be both good for the environment and good for the people.”
The eco-park is still in the planning phase and will require additional permitting and funding before it can move forward.