Significant Success for the Park in 2017

NVCA is excited to report to you that we have made some significant progress on the Park in 2016 and 2017.  We …….

  • Received a TLT grant of to develop the gravel parking lot at the entrance of the park property.
  • Contracted with HHPR for the landscape engineering and Earthworks (a local contractor) for construction of the parking lot
  • Were awarded a grant from Trust Management Services LLC (TMS) for the fifth annual and very successful Science Camp in 2017
  • Were given a grant from Tillamook Public Utility District (TPUD) to install a radio controller gate providing security and emergency vehicle access to the park 24/7.
  • Opened and operated a functional parking lot to help relieve the parking hassle for visitors and residents at Cape Kiwanda
  • Earned approximately $3,000 from parking proceeds with the lot operation.

We are on our way – and in 2018 will aggressively pursue grants to fund a children’s playground, picnic benches, trash and restroom facilities for the park.  We plan on an Open House for the park where visitors and residents alike can tour the park property, study the drawings and see that the community park is on its way.  Watch for future announcements.

Please donate your time or dollars to keep the momentum going.

We need your continuing support so, please visit the website at www.nestuccca.org  to volunteer and/or donate to this worthy cause.    Mail donations to PO Box 253, Pacific City, Oregon 971235.

Join us at the next NVCA Community Park Meeting,  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City. Oregon.   This is open to the public all can attend.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

Solar, Wind & Energy – 2017 Science Camp Success

School is back in session and the students that participated in the 2017 Nestucca Science Summer Camp (NSSC) can share their great  experience.   The three week science camp was held in July. It focused on solar, wind and water energy and taught students how those forms of energy can be converted to mechanical and electrical power.    About 55 students participated in this free program.   Learn about their experience at the  2017 Science Camp on the NVCA website, www.nestucca.org.

The Science Camp is a collaboration between the Nestucca Valley School District and the non-profit Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA).

 

NVCA Park Schedule – Eclipse Weekend August 19-21

The NVCA Park – Parking Lot Schedule for the Eclipse weekend Saturday – Monday, August 19th – 21st is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017OPEN – “Business as Usual”  10:00 AM  to 7:00 PM   Fee of  a $3.00 donation is requested.
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017  – CLOSED – For Safety & Security no overnight parking is allowed.
  • Monday, August 21, 2017OPEN – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  A parking fee of a $30.00 donation is requested.

Parking for cars only.  RV’s, trailers, campers and buses are prohibited.

All fees collected from donations will be used for future park development.  The future park will include a children’s play ground, a skate board and bike area, picnic areas an amphitheater and other recreational venues.   Take a Tour of the Park to see all the features that are planned for the Community Park.

Please contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or if you have questions.

 

NVCA Park Schedule – Eclipse Weekend August 19-21

The NVCA Park – Parking Lot Schedule for the Eclipse weekend Saturday – Monday, August 19th – 21st is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017OPEN – “Business as Usual”  10:00 AM  to 7:00 PM   Fee of  a $3.00 donation is requested.
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017  – CLOSED – For Safety & Security no overnight parking is allowed.
  • Monday, August 21, 2017OPEN – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  A parking fee of a $30.00 donation is requested.

Parking for cars only.  RV’s, trailers, campers and buses are prohibited.

All fees collected from donations will be used for future park development.  The future park will include a children’s play ground, a skate board and bike area, picnic areas an amphitheater and other recreational venues.   Take a Tour of the Park to see all the features that are planned for the Community Park.

Please contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer or if you have questions.

 

NVCA Parking Area Makes a Difference

Another successful Dory Days has come and gone.   This time however, NVCA’s parking area was open for the additional parking.

This has made a difference.   People started filling the lot at about 11:30 am on Saturday and there were at least 60 cars that parked in the lot during the day.   On Sunday parking traffic was little less about 35 cars.   The parking area was opened between 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.   NVCA has purchased and installed Overflow parking signs at the Cape to direct folks to the new parking area and this has directed folks to the parking lot.

NVCA is asking donations for the parking and we did make a couple hundred dollars over the weekend.   Donations are on the honor system and are placed in a lock box as there is no attendant at the park during the day.

Overall NVCA parking has made an impact for the community by reducing parking on Cape Kiwanda Drive by some 150 cars over the past few weekends.

But WE NEED HELP!     To keep the parking lot open on the weekends we need folks to open the gate at about 10:30 – 11:00 am and put out the parking signs.   This should take no more than 30 minutes.   Also we need people to close and lock the gate at 7:00 pm.  Again – this should take 30 minutes or less.

Would you like to help?   Just sign up for an available time on the “Doodle” Calendar .   Send a message on nvcainfo@gmail.com indicating your willingness to take on one of the time periods on Doodle.  An NVCA board member will send you the opening instructions.

Note – if we do not have volunteers to close the gate at 7:00 pm  – we will not open the parking lot for the day.   We need volunteers not only to Open but also to Close.   It can be different people but there needs to be volunteers for both time periods.   So,  please select a time that is convenient for you and also helps complete a full day for the parking lot.

Still have questions.  Contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com. Also check out the NVCA website.

 

 

 

NVCA Parking Lot Makes a Difference

Another successful Dory Days has come and gone.   This time however, NVCA’s parking area was open for the additional parking.

This has made a difference.   People started filling the lot at about 11:30 am on Saturday and there were at least 60 cars that parked in the lot during the day.   On Sunday parking traffic was little less about 35 cars.   The parking area was opened between 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.   NVCA has purchased and installed Overflow parking signs at the Cape to direct folks to the new parking area and this has directed folks to the parking lot.

NVCA is asking donations for the parking and we did make a couple hundred dollars over the weekend.   Donations are on the honor system and are placed in a lock box as there is no attendant at the park during the day.

Overall NVCA parking has made an impact for the community by reducing parking on Cape Kiwanda Drive by some 150 cars over the past few weekends.

But WE NEED HELP!     To keep the parking lot open on the weekends we need folks to open the gate at about 10:30 – 11:00 am and put out the parking signs.   This should take no more than 30 minutes.   Also we need people to close and lock the gate at 7:00 pm.  Again – this should take 30 minutes or less.

Would you like to help?   Just sign up for an available time on the “Doodle” Calendar .   Send a message on nvcainfo@gmail.com indicating your willingness to take on one of the time periods on Doodle.  An NVCA board member will send you the opening instructions.

Note – if we do not have volunteers to close the gate at 7:00 pm  – we will not open the parking lot for the day.   We need volunteers not only to Open but also to Close.   It can be different people but there needs to be volunteers for both time periods.   So,  please select a time that is convenient for you and also helps complete a full day for the parking lot.

Still have questions.  Contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com. Also check out the NVCA website.

 

 

 

July 13 – Park Planning Meeting!

The  Community Park is in its infancy.   The parking lot is open and has been used  on weekends to help ease some of the parking issues in Cape Kiwanda.  Parking donations are helping us with the next steps.

Come Join us on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6 – 7:30 pm in the new conference room at the Kiawanda Community Center at 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.   It is a good opportunity to see the new construction – another project that benefited from the Tillamook Lodging Tax (TLT)

The agenda is limited and will focus on the short term promotion and operation of the park for the remainder of this year.   Also, longer term planning will be discussed which will include planning into 2018 and beyond.

We need YOU to succeed – your help, ideas, support and commitment.    YOU are full & part time residents, business owners, parents, students, surfers, visitors and anyone interested in the betterment of the community.   All are welcome.

There are exciting things happening in Pacific City!  Come join us and be part of this adventure.

Check out our website at www.nestucca.org or contact us at NVCAinfo@gmail.com

Park Planning Meeting – July 13

The  Community Park is in its infancy.   The parking lot is open and has been used  on weekends to help ease some of the parking issues in Cape Kiwanda.  Parking donations are helping us with the next steps.

Come Join us on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6 – 7:30 pm in the new conference room at the Kiawanda Community Center at 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.   It is a good opportunity to see the new construction – another project that benefited from the Tillamook Lodging Tax (TLT)

The agenda is limited and will focus on the short term promotion and operation of the park for the remainder of this year.   Also, longer term planning will be discussed which will include planning into 2018 and beyond.

We need YOU to succeed – your help, ideas, support and commitment.    YOU are full & part time residents, business owners, parents, students, surfers, visitors and anyone interested in the betterment of the community.   All are welcome.

There are exciting things happening in Pacific City!  Come join us and be part of this adventure.

Check out our website at www.nestucca.org or contact us at NVCAinfo@gmail.com

 

 

NVCA Parking Area Opens in Cape Kiwanda

We did it!  We achieved our initial goal to provide overflow parking for the Cape Kiwanda area.

The first phase of the community park has been completed and NVCA opened the area to parking last weekend on June 23 and June 24 – when the weather was its hottest in the Valley.    A number of folks used the parking area and expressed appreciation for a safe place to park so close to the Cape.

The park operates on the honor system.    We expect folks using the parking lot will show respect for the property, the neighbors and the community.   NVCA encourages donations from people parking in the area – there is a drop box for those donations.   A $5 minimum donation is suggested.   All donations are used for the further development of the park.   Our next goal:  a children’s playground.

We hope that Pacific City businesses and residents around Cape Kiwanda appreciate this additional parking area and encourage its use.   Now this weekend –  July 1 –  Fireworks in Pacific City –  through July 4.   The Parking lot will be open Saturday through Tuesday from 8 am to 7 pm when the park will be closed and the gate locked.

NVCA is an all -volunteer organization.   The ability to open the parking lot to the community is wholly dependent on volunteers.   We are reaching out for additional help to keep this up as a service to the community.    There are simple tasks:  unlock and open the gate, close the park and lock the gate, and someone can occasionally walk through the lot as a monitor.  These activities take only minutes and do not have to be the same person.

Anyone can volunteer.  So if you are a resident, a property owner, a business owner in the local area or just love to visit Pacific City for the weekend, please consider helping NVCA in providing this service.

Contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

Also feel free to join us at our next meeting on July 13 at Kiwanda Community Center at 6 PM.    Bring your thoughts and ideas and meet the volunteers who worked so hard to make this happen.

Much Needed Parking in Cape Kiwanda

We did it!  We achieved our initial goal to provide overflow parking for the Cape Kiwanda area.

The first phase of the community park has been completed and NVCA opened the area to parking last weekend on June 23 and June 24 – when the weather was its hottest in the Valley.    A number of folks used the parking area and expressed appreciation for a safe place to park so close to the Cape.

The park operates on the honor system.    We expect folks using the parking lot will show respect for the property, the neighbors and the community.   NVCA encourages donations from people parking in the area – there is a drop box for those donations.   A $5 minimum donation is suggested.   All donations are used for the further development of the park.   Our next goal:  a children’s playground.

We hope that Pacific City businesses and residents around Cape Kiwanda appreciate this additional parking area and encourage its use.   Now this weekend –  July 1 –  Fireworks in Pacific City –  through July 4.   The Parking lot will be open Saturday through Tuesday from 8 am to 7 pm when the park will be closed and the gate locked.

NVCA is an all -volunteer organization.   The ability to open the parking lot to the community is wholly dependent on volunteers.   We are reaching out for additional help to keep this up as a service to the community.    There are simple tasks:  unlock and open the gate, close the park and lock the gate, and someone can occasionally walk through the lot as a monitor.  These activities take only minutes and do not have to be the same person.

Anyone can volunteer.  So if you are a resident, a property owner, a business owner in the local area or just love to visit Pacific City for the weekend, please consider helping NVCA in providing this service.

Contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

Also feel free to join us at our next meeting on July 13 at Kiwanda Community Center at 6 PM.    Bring your thoughts and ideas and meet the volunteers who worked so hard to make this happen.