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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.