Community Services & Public Facilities

Public facilities offer locations for community interaction and events, ranging from community-wide celebrations to group meetings, instructional classes, and weddings. The City has enclosed spaces such as the Community Pool, Community Center, City Hall, schools, and places of worship. The City also has twenty-four separate parks including Redwood Park, the Marsh and its interpretive center and the Arcata Ballpark. Collectively, they provide gathering places for all manner of social, cultural, political, recreational, religious, educational, and entertainment events. Their physical form and design are also important in representing recognizable features that strengthen community identity. Arcatans have come to recognize that their public facilities are important components of community character.