Let nature be your playground at the Southern Humboldt Community Park. You can explore 431 acres of grasslands, farmland, upland forests, and native redwoods, with attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. Walkers, bikers and horseback riders will enjoy 3.5 miles of trails that wind around meadows and through forests. All park trails are multi-use and can be used by hikers, dog walkers, joggers, bike riders and horses. Visitors can pick up a self-guided plant walk brochure, bring along binoculars for bird-watching, or take a stroll through the meditation labyrinth to get away from it all. Beach access to the Eel River is perfect for swimmers and kayakers, while picnic tables, a riverside playground, a 23-hole disc golf course and skateboard ramp promise to keep the whole family entertained.
The park is also a model of sustainable food production (the Garberville Community Farm and several other groups farm there), forest management, watershed restoration and education, and is host to a number of events throughout the year. These include educational and interpretive programs, weddings, receptions, retreats and club meetings. Southern Humboldt Community Park is located on Sprowl Creek Rd., one mile from the Hwy 101 Garberville exit. The park is open from sunup to sundown year-round.