The City of Brookings and its unincorporated areas make up 39% of the population of Curry County, Oregon. Azalea Park is the largest of the community parks and hosts several events through out the year at little or no cost to those who attend. These events include summer concerts, movie nights, community picnics and the Festival of Lights. Access to the park is underdeveloped creating a lack of general parking and ADA accessibility for cars and public transit.
The main parking area for Azalea Park acts as a hub allowing entry to every area of the park. Unfortunately, it is a dirt parking area full of potholes. In the summer, it’s a dust bowl. Winter weather makes it a muddy mess. A trip to the park becomes an issue leaving some residents at home.
With funding, a properly engineered and paved parking area for 70 cars and public transit vans can be built. Everyone can enjoy safe accessibility for community events or just a day out in the park. No resident or visitor with disabilities will have a fear of being left out.
Nature’s Coastal Holiday and the City of Brookings have come together to re-imagine entry to Azalea Park. The City of Brookings is providing the project management and $280,000 in funds. Nature’s Coastal Holiday is spear-heading community donations with a $50,000. Currently, Nature’s Coastal Holiday has raised $40,000.
When is a parking lot more than just
a chunk of asphalt?
access to a public park
is limited and restrictive
must miss a soccer game
bound veteran can’t find