NEW Jay Willard Gymnasium Grand Opening Event

Grand Opening Event for Eureka High's NEW Jay Willard Gymnasium
Posted on 08/14/2023

YOU’RE INVITED! Eureka City Schools is happy to invite you to the Eureka High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening Event for the NEW Jay Willard Gymnasium.

Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, we will celebrate this monumental endeavor that’s been in the works for more than two decades. Meet at Eureka High, 1915 J Street, the new gym is located across from the ECS District Office.

The new gym will not only benefit students, the community, and generations to come, but it serves as a testament to our community’s commitment to wanting the best for our youth, including but not limited to input and direction for the gym’s design and the passing of Measure S.

The overall Jay Willard Gymnasium project will be constructed in four phases, and the completion of the new gym is just phase one. The following phases include the demolition of the existing Jay Willard gymnasium, abatement of hazardous materials from the existing facility, and the construction of a new parking lot where the old gym is to be demolished. 

Measure S is the $49.75 million bond that paved the way to make this project possible, along with a full gamut of other Measure S projects to repair aging, deteriorating schools throughout the District. A list of those projects can be found at