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.

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.

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

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.

Park Opens June 24 for ‘By Donation’ Parking

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.

Join NVCA June 10th at 10 a.m. to hear all about Pickleball, the Parking Lot & Science Camp

Come hear Tom Widden, the District NW Oregon Ambassador for the Pickelball Association discuss Pickleball at the NVCA meeting, on Saturday,  June 10th at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive,  in Pacific City.  Tom will give a 15-20 minute presentation on the sport of pickleball.  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

Along with Tom’s presentation, NVCA will also be outlining the plans for opening of the Parking Lot in June and the schedule and activities for the Energy Science Camp in July.   This is a busy summer.

Pickle Ball is a fast growing sport that can be played by all ages.   It combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net.  Paddles not rackets are used along with plastic balls with holes.   It is one of the rapidly expanding new sports in America.

This is a meeting you do not want to miss.   So, get that morning cup of coffee and head on over to the Kiawanda Community Center and learn more about the Park, the Science Camp and PICKLEBALL!!