Centennial Plaza, located in the center of the Downtown Historic District, is the gateway to the City Park and the Point Arena Coastal Access Scenic Bikeway. It features a spectacular 28-foot diameter pebble mosaic plaza surrounded by bench seating and sheltered from the wind. The plaza area also provides free parking and public restrooms. The Centennial Plaza was named in 2008, 100 years after the incorporation of the City of Point Arena.
The pebble mosaic, designed and brought into existence by local artist Nicole Ponsler, depicts a Celtic compass rose on a background of crashing ocean waves, whales and dolphins. The Northern compass point is set to Magnetic North for Point Arena’s Centennial year. More than 50 volunteers have worked to collect and place the thousands of pebbles in vivid colors of gold, blue, green, white, black and red.
The Point Arena Coastal Access Scenic Bikeway provides an opportunity to walk (or ride) from Centennial Plaza on Main Street, through the City Park to the municipal pier at Arena Cove. The bikeway adjoins Port Road through the valley formed by Point Arena Creek. The riparian area is home to the endangered species, the Point Arena Mountain Beaver, considered to be a “living fossil”.
The three acre City Park, on a sunny south facing hill slope includes a popular playground, picnic tables, walking trails and a community garden.
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Point Arena, CA 95468