Pacific City Skatepark Construction Breaking Ground

Pacific City, OR, January 23, 2021– The Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) along with Moment Surf Company and the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic (CKLC) will begin construction of Phase 1 of the Pacifc City Skatepark. Groundbreaking on this project is scheduled for February 12th, 2021. World renowned Dreamland Skateparks of Lincoln City will be spearheading the project. Plans are for phase 1 to be completed and ready for skateboards before early summer.

This project is the culmination of a decade long dream and fundraising effort to provide more recreational opportunities for the area’s youth. NVCA is incredibly grateful to Moment Surf Company, Pelican Brewing, Dreamland Skateparks and everyone who has supported CKLC and the Pacific City Skatepark.

Lisa Macy-Baker has recently taken the position of NVCA board president. “Thankfully, Dreamland was available and willing to begin the skatepark project with the funds we have available now. Although the skatepark is only a part of our masterplan, and we are far from fully funded, we’re so excited to start seeing some visible progress.”

The community park, located near Cape Kiwanda, currently serves as a fund-raising overflow parking lot and has raised over $20,000 in 2021 from parking donations. NVCA was also recently awarded a Tillamook County Transient Lodging Facilities Grant for $74,000 which will help to provide utilities and infrastructure to the park. The Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic and Brewfest, usually held in August and organized by Moment Surf Company and Pelican Brewing, serves as the primary fundraiser for the skatepark that will be located at the northeast end of the community park. 

NVCA is a non-profit all volunteer organization that is developing a Community Park at the Cape Kiwanda Drive location. Park plans include a skate park, playground, interpretive center, and hiking trails. Community volunteers and donations are essential to the success of this project.

The mission of the NVCA is to bring education opportunities and recreation venues to the community. Visit the NVCA website at http://www.nestucca.org where you can donate and volunteer. Watch the Facebook page  for more information and to keep up-to-date on future events.

If you would like more information about NVCA or the park, please contact Nicole Twigg NVCA Board Secretary at 503-816-9516 or email at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

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2019 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic and Skatepark update

The 2019 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic and Brewfest (CKLC) raised approximately $30,000 for the Skatepark. CKLC has raised over $110,000 for the development of the PC Community and Skatepark. Approximately $30,000 has been spent on park development, leaving our current total at around $80,000. With potential grants and another successful 2020 CKLC, it is our hope to begin building the skatepark in late 2020!

Check out video and recaps from the successful CKLC yet at:

https://momentsurfco.com/coldwater-culture/2019-cape-kiwanda-longboard-classic-and-brewfest-recap/

https://momentsurfco.com/coldwater-culture/coastal-craft-recap-celebrating-surfboard-craftsmen-of-the-pnw/

 

Highlights from Community Park Open House

The NVCA Community Park open house was a fun, amazing day at the park. Here are some highlights:

Present & past board members celebrating all the progress at the park! We enjoyed making use of the new TLT-grant funded picnic tables. We hope others do too!

 

 

Several community donations and volunteers made the day special. The kids played and climbed on big rigs from Bros & Hoes, Nestucca Fire & Rescue & Tillamook County Sheriff. Hot dogs donated from Ben & Jeff’s and ice cream donated from Tillamook Creamery! Also fantastic kettle corn topped off the fun. 

Community Arts Project taught how to make kites. It was a special day and showed us the potential of this unique community space. 

Upcoming Events in June

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 –  NVCA Community Park Meeting –  10:00 am until 12 Noon at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive.   Come Join us and discuss the progress on the Community Park and the upcoming Open House on June 9th – 12-4 PM.

Plan to attend the Open House on Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 12 Noon until 4 pm.  Free Barbecue, Ice Cream, Touch-A-Truck for the kids, Community Art Projects and Native Plant Displays.  Plus the Community will be able to see the Parks Potential. Looking forward to seeing you.

Check out our Website at www.nestucca.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Fun – June 9, 2018 — 12-4 PM – Open House at the Community Park

 Enjoy a day at the Beach – Come to Pacific City for the Community Park OPEN HOUSE

sponsored by Nestucca Valley Community Alliance NVCA

Designed to showcase the potential of the Community Park, the Open House will feature “Touch-a-Truck” fun where kids can climb and explore community vehicles like a police cruiser, heavy equipment rigs, dory boats and more…….

There will be a free family style picnic and BBQ with hot dogs (courtesy of Ben & Jeff’s) as well as Tillamook Ice Cream and a Caramel Corn Food Truck.  Also – Visitors will be entered in a chance to win one of two raffle door prizes.

The Community Arts Projects will also host a creative, fun kids art activity on site.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see all the possibilities of the community park planned for this amazing space.  The Open House will display how the park will be designed and future locations of the playground, amphitheater, picnic areas and other features.

Please contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if you or your organization would like to host a booth to share information or if you have other interesting vehicles to add to the celebration.

NVCA Receives TLT Grant

It is official.   On May 9, 2018, Nestucca Valley Community Alliance was awarded a $15,000 TLT Tourism-Related Facilities Grant.  The grant will be used to purchase, picnic tables, park benches,  an informational kiosk and other amenities for the Community Park in Pacific City.

This is one step closer to the $1.6 million cost of the park.   In 2018 – the Park parking lot will again be open on weekends to alleviate congestion at the Cape.   NVCA is also working to secure larger grants for the children’s playground and the park infrastructure.

Want to help get the park completed  – come join us on June 2, 2018 at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center where we will be discussing the park progress and the upcoming Open House on June 9.

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA – NVCA Park Meeting – Saturday, April 28

Join us for the NVCA Business meeting to discuss the Community Park, Science Camp, Parking Lot Operations.   We are meeting at 10:00 am at the Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive on Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Agenda is as follows:

  • Treasurer’s Report,
  • Establishing Meeting Dates
  • Open House – June 9, 2018
  • Parking Lot Operations for Summer 2018
  • Fundraising-Marketing Strategies
  • Science Camp – Education Committee
  • Long Board Classic Update
  • Grant Strategies
  • Administrative Issues

Much to take care of and you input and help is welcome.

Please come and meet the Board and other volunteers.

Join us on this Saturday, March 24 in Pacific City

Come join us this Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 am at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City, OR.

Meet the NVCA Officers for 2018 – Mary Heimburg, President,; Marty Wisehart, Vice President; Nicole Twigg, Secretary; and Richard Potempa, Treasure along with Merrianne Hoffman, Board of Directors.

We will be making plans for the on-going development and operation of the multi-use park,  the park Open House in June and the 2018 Science Camp.    Bring your ideas and talents and join us in this community effort.

 

 

 

NVCA-Annual Meeting Saturday-Feb 17 – Pacific City

Come join us on Saturday,  February 17 at 1:00 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City for NVCA’s Annual Meeting.   We will be voting in the Board of Directors and Officers.

Also – we will be discussing the Community Park events for 2018 as well as the Science Camp for this year.

The Community Park is a grass-roots community effort and any one interested in the development and well-being of the park is welcome to attend and help out.

 

 

Join NVCA for a Meeting on the Park

Come join us on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center at 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive for a meeting on the Community Park.  We will be meeting in the new Faye Jensen Room.

The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Call Meeting to Order/Minutes of Last Meeting
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Parking Events as Revenue – what to charge, what to ask for, next steps
    • Hood to Coast – May 5
    • Reach the Beach – May 19
    • Open House
    • Other?
  4. Prepping the Park for 2018
    • Changes in Managing the Parking from 2017?
    • Staffing During Special Days?
    • Operation of the Gate
    • Signs
    • Striping
  5. Grant Funding – Subcommittee Report – Next Steps
  6. Solicitation of Donations
  7. Election of Officers

Come join us and make a difference.   This is a Community Park, for the community and built and run by the Community.   We can use your talents.

See you on Saturday