Nestled in the valley of the Eel River between Redwoods and the Lost Coast of northern California is the Southern Humboldt Community Park. Located just outside Garberville, California the unique natural beauty of this 430-acre park with grasslands, upland forests, prime farmland and native redwoods inspires deep appreciation and reverence for nature.
The Park features 3.5 miles of multi-use trails for strolling, hiking, nature-viewing, bird-watching, bicycling, and horse-back riding. With the “Wild and Scenic” South Fork of the Eel River flowing through its boundaries, the Community Park also offers access to much needed recreational opportunities including swimming, canoeing, disc golf, a meditation labyrinth along with a riverside playground and picnic area.
The park has also implemented fire hazard reduction and sustainable forest management on 50 acres of upland forest and repaired numerous pre-existing erosion issues using state-of-the-art restoration methods. The Community Park also has a designated agricultural farmland space. This farm area provides inspiration and educational opportunities while playing a vital role in building a sustainable local food production system for our community.