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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. 

Photos: Pierre Gaude

The park has also implemented fire hazard reduction and sustainable forest managment on 50 acres of upland forest and repaired numerous pre-existing erosion issues using state-of-the-art restoration methods. The Garberville Community Farm is one of several groups farming at the Community Park. The farm provides inspiration and educational opportunities while playing a vital role in building a sustainable local food production system for our community.


Fall Splendor
An Evening of Opulance in the Orient!
Friday October 17th, 2014
@ the Mateel Community Center
See poster for details

Facebook Event

Fall Splendor, An Evening of Opulance in the Orient!

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Past Events

International Southern Humboldt Mountain Bike Day May 24th, 2014!

Kings Paradise: The international Southern Humboldt Mountain Bike Day!


You can now use your credit card or your Paypal account to donate to the Community Park!

Park Updates

SHCP Modified CSA

Learn How The Park Partners with Local Organizations to Promote Healthy Living



For answers to commonly asked questions about the park and its formation....

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PO Box 185
Garberville, CA 95542