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.

 

 

 

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.

Let’s make the Community Park a reality

The NVCA board would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support over the past 4 years.  We have come a long way from bare ground in 2013, to putting in the fence – One Foot at a Time project in 2014, to finalizing the park design in 2015.

In 2016, we received a grant of $97,800 from TLT to construct a gravel parking lot, an interim step toward the final asphalt parking area.   Bids requests went out and the contract has been awarded.  Many thanks to our partner Tillamook Lightwave.  Construction will begin in early 2017.  As you know this is a long term project and each year we make a little more progress.

The parking lot will need a radio controlled gate for easy access, signage, parking lot definition and electric power.  It is estimated that $5,500 will be needed to complete the amenities.   To date,  the New Year’s Eve Party at the Sportman’s Pub-n-Grub contributed $1,100 to this effort.   We greatly appreciate their help.

The parking lot has two obvious benefits, relief of the congestion at the Cape as the space is made available for overflow parking and also a chance for NVCA to earn income to be used for further construction projects.

We would not have made progress without your help.  There is still more that needs to be done and we ask that you consider a cash donation to help.  It is easy just visit our website at http://www.nestucca.org/1-donate/

Or contribute your talents and leadership skills and volunteer to help complete this project.    Contact us at http://www.nestucca.org/come-join-the-nvca-team/

Remember this is a Community Park built by the community for the community.   It will furnish a venue for recreation and physical fitness opportunities for children, families and adults.  It will include a children’s play area, small pavilion that can be used for family gatherings and will have picnic tables, cooking grills and adult game areas.   A small bike and skate area is also in the plan.   Take a “Tour of the Park” to see all the recreational areas. Please help us in 2017.

Happy New Year – Let’s Celebrate!!!

Hope all have had a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

2016 has been a great year for NVCA  – we received a  grant to develop a gravel parking lot for the Community Park.  We will be able to use this for overflow parking for key events in Pacific City in 2017.   The contractor has been selected and the contract signed – work will be scheduled in the first half of 2017.

NOW IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!rockhounds

The Sportsman’s Pub-N-Grub is throwing a  New Year’s Eve Party.logo

on Saturday December 31 from 9 PM to 1AM.

The ROCKOUNDS will be playing  Rock and Roll music from the 50’s, to the 80’s.

Come and join the fun and dance the night away

A portion of the proceeds of this event will be contributed to NVCA for the completion of the parking lot for the community park.

NVCA needs to raise about $5,500  for amenities for the parking lot, like signage, striping, a radio controlled gate and more over the next few months and this will be a good start in  achieving that goal.

Can’t make the party but would like to help.  Donations can be made at our website at www.nestucca.org.    Or perhaps you would like to contribute your time.   We are in need of volunteers with various skills.   Come join our team and let’s make this park a reality.

Great Week for the Park!

On Tuesday – November 1,  Tillamook Lightwave (TLW)  and Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) met in Conference Room B at the Tillamook Courthouse.

Two bids were received for the gravel parking lot work for the Pacific City Community Park.  We received two bids.

Bid 1:  Road & Driveway – Newport Oregon  $151,482.30

Bid 2: Earth Works Excavation – Beaver Oregon (Bill Howard Owner)  $97,865

We chose the Earth Works Excavation bid for $97,865.   Although this was the lower bid it still is  approximately $13,000 over the TLT Grant total.   We believe with some adjustments to the work we can bring the cost down.   HHPR is contributing an additional $1,000 of in kind work to offset some of the cost.   HHPR and TLW will be working with Earth Works to review the engineering to find areas that can be adjusted to bring this within the grant budget.

However,  please understand that even with this approach we will still need additional funding to complete this project.   NVCA will need to raise funds for radio controlled gate, signage and other amenities we may need to develop a working parking lot.

This is where we will need help!   We need to organize and hold creative and innovative fund raisers in the near future to get this parking lot done.   Got ideas?? Can you help??   Just go to the volunteer page and sign up or contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

The best way is to come to our next meeting  – Saturday November 19, at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center.   We will be talking about park progress as well as the future of NVCA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Round-Up

Colourful playground.
Colourful playground.

And Now the Fun Begins – Let’s Build a Park – One Foot at a Time  

With the fence done,  the work begins and NVCA needs the skills, talents and know-how of South County, residents, home owners, visitors and  people interested in making a difference in the community.

We need your help.  Please come to the NVCA

  VOLUNTEER ROUND-UP

It will be held Tuesday,  July 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Kiawanda Community Center 

NVCA representatives will give a brief overview of where we stand and what we need to do in the next few months and what will be needed in the next year to move forward with the park. We will then answer your questions and talk to you about the following needs:

  • Park :   Brush clearing,  site planning, equipment, skate park design
  • Fundraising:  Event planning,  organizing, grant writing, fund raising
  • Education:   Science, history, arts, cultural activities for the community
  • Advertising:  Newsletters,  presentations, social networking,  blogging
  • Technical:  Computers, database, face book, website
  • Administration:   Finance, budgeting, recruiting, management, board position

If you cannot come,  check out our website at www.nestucca.org and fill in the volunteer form or send us an e-mail at nvcainfo@gmail.com – put the word Rally in the subject and we will get back with you.

 

NVCA Board Meeting, July 16 at KCC

Meeting07-16-14The monthly board meeting will be held Wednesday  July 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Kiawanda Community Center- Fireside Room. This is a public meeting and all are invited.

We have a lot to do and we are looking for people to help. There are three committees – Site Planning,  Park Development and Fund Raising.

  • Site Planning – Write RFP’s for park designers (including skate park),  interview and make recommendation to board,  organize public meetings for input,  oversee engineering and writing of the master plan. Work with board, designers and the general public.
  • Park Development:  Find alternatives for clearing property to ready the site for development. Make recommendation to board and implement clearing process. Involves looking at various methods, organizing and overseeing clearing operations.
  • Fund Raising: Review funding and organize and implement fund raising programs – can be small or large.
  • Other skills needed:  All skills are needed. If you can give a few hours or want to take a larger role in the development of the park – let us know.

Go to the volunteer page and let us know how you would like to help.

Gloria Scullin, President