Volunteers Give Gift to the Community September 12, 2019

The City will be closing several facilities on September 14 for the Coos Bay / Volunteer Church Service Project. Approximately 150 volunteers, broken up into several workgroups, will be dispatched throughout the City of Coos Bay performing maintenance task on different facilities. These tasks include landscaping, painting, forestry, trail construction, and bark mulch placement. The purpose of closing these facilities is for the safety of the community, volunteers, and City staff who are performing the work. This very impressive, major volunteer event is estimated to be equivalent to 1,050 hours of labor which would total around  $105,000. This doesn't include equipment costs that were donated to perform some of these tasks! Way to go Community!
Below is a list of facility closures affected by the event, date, and times:

  • Mingus Park (Tenth Street between Eighth Terrace and Commercial on September 14 from 7 a.m - 3 p.m.)
  • John Topits Park (Empire Lake access to the trails will be limited while chipping and brushing operation is underway.  If a trail is closed, please do not enter on September 14 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • City Board Walk (Will be closed September 14 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.) Volunteers and city staff will be painting facilities. 

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Public Works and Development Department, Randy Dixon, Operations Administrator at (541) 269-1181 or email: