Avast, Humboldt mateys! Cast thine eyes at yonder parklet! Thar be wine and cheese for the plundering, arr (apologies)! 

Oh yes, as part of LoCO’s commitment to chronicle every significant moment in Eureka’s unstoppable parklet invasion, we attended a brief Friday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Humboldt Bay Tourism Center in Old Town. The second of Eureka’s four planned parking space-sized parklets is officially open for your outdoor drinking needs, you lucky citizen. 

“We will be providing a heater soon for those chilly Eureka nights,” declareth Humboldt Bay Tourism Center GM Derek Hilson during the event (in case you were already composing your “Wah, it’s too cold here” comment). 

HBTC GM Derek Hilson speechifies at today’s parklet opening ceremony

As we know, it’s bad luck to have a boat without a name, a fact LoCO discussed with Hilson. He wisely agreed that his new vessel needs a moniker. Thus, to ensure that this latest Eureka parklet does not end up in Davy Jones’ Locker, be paying close attention to the HBTC Facebook page. In the coming days Hilson (partly prompted by our goading) will rollout a parklet-naming contest. Have you ever named a parklet? No? Well, neither has anyone else. You can do this.

Now enjoy a parklet ribbon-cutting montage thrown together by LoCO’s very own Ryan Burns. Sail on, young parklet.


Eureka City Councilmembers Marian Brady and Melinda Ciarabellini get their cheese on