City of Fort Bragg, Ca. - City Parks

Construction of the new Fort Bragg Skate Park is complete, and the park officially opened in November 2010, at the C.V. Starr Community Center, 300 South Lincoln Street. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Campbell Timberland Management for their generous donation, as well as to Baxman Gravel, Fort Bragg Electric, Akeff Construction, and Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority to name just a few of the local businesses and agencies that donated time and/or materials to this project. CLICK HERE for information about Phase II of the Skate Park.

In 2002, the City initiated a community-based planning process that identified the Coastal Trail & Parkland as a key community goal. Since then the City has been fortunate to receive funding from a variety of entities for acquisition, planning, and development of 92 acres of Coastal Trail and Parkland which soon will be open to the public. Click on the photo below for the latest information about the Coastal Trail & Parkland.

Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park is located at the east end of Laurel Street, directly southeast of Fort Bragg Middle School. This seven-acre park offers shady walking trails and a close-up experience with nature.

The Park is in the midst of a comprehensive aquatic restoration and revegetation program funded through California River Parkways, CalTrans, and the local Salmon Restoration Association. The goal is to restore ecological integrity to wilderness areas and expand visitor facilities. The Park has been invaded over the years by exotic plants from around the world that escaped neighborhood gardens. Two trailside retaining walls will be rehabilitated in 2011. The lower trail stream crossing, which was a wooden footbridge back in the day, collapsed due to a windfall and will be upgraded in summer 2011. The upper trail stream crossing will have a similar wooden bridge installed this summer as well. Areas with significant erosion are being rehabilitated through creative bioengineering methods that utilize native materials. Extensive weeding has involved labor provided by the Parlin Forks Conservation Camp and disposal courtesy of Waste Management. A native plant community is steadily replacing the invasive exotics through the combined propagation efforts of Jug Handle Creek Farms and M.E.S.A. students at Fort Bragg Middle School through a Living Laboratory program. More information is available from the Project Manager Teri Jo Barber. Click here to email Teri Jo Barber.

Are you interested in being involved, hands-on, with the Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park enhancement project? Click here to email us your contact information.

Otis Johnson Park Trail Map - Click Below

Otis Johnson Park Trail Map

Pomo Bluffs Park, which opened in April 2006, encompasses 25 acres of land on the southern bluffs above Noyo Bay. (From Highway 1, take Ocean View Drive to Cliff Way.) The park offers spectacular blufftop views with outlook points and benches, coastal pedestrian and bike trails, as well as interpretive exhibits.

The Wiggly Giggly Playground at Harold O. Bainbridge Park is located on Laurel Street between North Harrison and North Whipple Streets, across from the Fort Bragg Library. The park offers a childrens' playground, tennis courts, a basketball court, and shady picnic areas.