Community Park Opens for ‘By-Donation’ Parking – June 24

Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) is planning to open their community park space near Cape Kiwanda for ‘by-donation’ parking during busy weekends in Pacific City.

NVCA plans to partner with local non-profit organizations during busy weekends to offer overflow parking on the newly-graveled parking lot at the future site of the community park. The goal of this “soft-opening” is to help alleviate parking congestion at Cape Kiwanda and to provide a fund-raising opportunity for the NVCA and partnering local charities. Organizations will be invited to host the 60-space parking lot on peak-use dates requesting cash donations for parking.

“The NVCA is very excited to start utilizing the park space in this way,” says NVCA Board President Paul Carlson. “We are still in the beginning phase of the project but it’s ready for parking so we are happy it can start to benefit the local community.”

The parking lot ‘soft-opening’ is currently slated for June 24th and the NVCA is hoping to have a more concrete time-table and  procedure beginning July 1. NVCA is seeking community partners to co-host the parking lot on the busy summer days. Parking donations will be shared at 60/40% rate in the partner organization’s favor.

Community organizations are encouraged to contact the NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if they would like to host the parking lot during this upcoming peak tourist season.

NVCA is in the process of completing Phase 1 of a multi-phase plan for a community park, that when completed will be a place for community events, family gatherings, educational opportunities and a center of activity for all ages. 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 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.

Come Join Us April 20 To Discuss the Construction of the Parking Lot

Please join us at our NVCA Board meeting Thursday, April 20th at 6 PM at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.    All NVCA board meetings are public meetings and we welcome those interested to attend and share their thoughts and ideas.We are making progress on the park.

The earth moving equipment is on the property and soon gravel will be laid for the parking lot.  To complete this phase of the park will include the installation of power gate, space markings, signage, security cameras and temporary sanitation facilities.

Remember this is just the initial phase and an important building block.   It will lead to the playground, recreation areas and of course the skate and bike area.

The primary discussion will be on the startup of the parking lot at the Community Park.  An integral part of our planning will address the following:

  • Parking revenue implementation plan –  What can we do to generate revenue and cover expenses?   We will discuss how to develop an effective collection system and process to utilize this phase of the park.
  • Several options have been outlined and distributed to the Board members including communications and promotions of the community park development.

But we will need help and more community involvement to make this work.    Come join us and share your ideas, insights and your skills and talents.

Progress on the Park – Join us April 20 to discuss next steps

Yes!  NVCA is making progress on the park.  The earth moving equipment is on the property and soon gravel will be laid for the parking lot.  To complete this phase of the park will include the installation of power gate, space markings, signage, security cameras and temporary sanitation facilities.

So now the fun begins.   Please join us at our NVCA Board meeting Thursday, April 20th at 6 PM at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.    All NVCA board meetings are public meetings and we welcome those interested to attend and share their thoughts and ideas.

The primary discussion will be on the startup of the parking lot at the Community Park.  An integral part of our planning will address the following:

  • Parking revenue implementation plan
  • An effective collection mechanism so that expenses can be covered

Several options have been outlined and distributed to the Board members including communications and promotions of the community park development.

NVCA needs community involvement to make this a reality.   Come join us and share your insights and your skills and talents.

 

NVCA Is Off And Running For 2017

NVCA – Nestucca Valley Community Alliance – has kicked off their year with the election of their board of directors and officers at the February 18 Board Meeting.  The newly elected board members and officers are Paul Carlson, Chair; Ben Johnson, Vice-Chair; Nicole Twigg, Secretary; Richard Potempa, Treasurer; Board Members at Large: Merrianne Hoffmann, Rob Royster, Amanda Graves, Marty Johnston and Kassidee Streeter.

This will be a very productive year for NVCA.   There is much to do with the Community Park and the construction of the parking lot, working with the Nestucca Valley School District on the Science and other education programs and also raising money and awareness.

The board has a number of committees to continue the work in these areas:

  • Education Committee
  • Grant Strategy Committee
  • Longboard Classic Committee
  • Fundraising & Marketing Committee
  • Park Construction Committee

Want to help on one of these committees?  We are all volunteers who believe in good citizenship.  Your talent and expertise can really help South County.  There is plenty to do but we can share the load.   Worried about your time commitment?  Figure your NVCA involvement would average less than an hour a week.

Contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com   Follow us on Facebook and visit our website at www.nestucca.org for more information.

Mark your calendars!  Our next meeting is Thursday, April 20th at 6 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center.  Come join us and become involved in our community.

 

 

 

 

Come join us!

Come join NVCA on Saturday,  November 19th at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center.

Nestucca Valley Community Alliance will be holding its annual meeting to discuss the Community Park parking lot development and other NVCA business.    As you know we have selected a contractor for the parking.   The contract will be signed in the next few weeks and work will begin.  This is a big step for us and is the start of more activity.

NVCA needs your input and help.   As we get started with the work on the park we need individuals who can help make things happen and keep the organization moving forward.   Would you like to make a difference?      We are at the point where we need your ideas, your skills, your knowledge and know how.

Come to the meeting on Saturday and see how you can be part of this exciting project.

All NVCA meetings are public meetings and everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

Come Join Us – Saturday September 24

Come join us on Saturday September 24th at 11:00 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center for our Board Meeting.   All are welcome.

We will be discussing the status of the Community Park parking lot – we will be going out for bids soon.  Also, you will hear about  the CK Longboard event just completed and also the 2016 Science Camp.   More importantly we will be discussing where we go from here.

This is an opportunity for you to come and learn more, ask questions and voice your ideas.

Check out the park design  presentation “A Walk Through The Park” on our website and also the 2016 Science Camp on Wellness.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic

It’s September and time for the 18th annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic  – September 16 through 18 in Pacific City, Oregon.  This year’s competition is looking to be one of the best.   Check out the schedule of events.

http://www.capekiwandalongboardclassic.com/schedule

Come join the fun!

All  profits from this event will go toward the Skate and Bike area in the Pacific City Community Park.

 

 

 

 

Come hear about the Park Design

Join us on Tuesday, July 5,2016 at 12 Noon at the Nestucca Valley-Pacific City Chamber of Commerce meeting.   It will be held at the Pelican Brew Pub in the back dining room.   Gloria Scullin, Past President and current Park Project Manager will talk about the work that is being done on the park with the TLT grant.  She will also take you on a virtual tour of the park. Find out more about the recreational areas and amenities the park will have for the Community.