Frequently Asked Questions

To Gather. To Learn. To Be.

Find answers here to frequently asked questions about the Gene Lucas Community Center!

The Gene Lucas Community Center campus is the new home to GLC staff, The McLean Foundation offices, Fortuna Senior Center and Humboldt Senior Resource Center. The GLC also includes Remi Vista, Inc. (counseling services), Paso a Paso (Step by Step), First 5 Humboldt Playgroup, College of the Redwoods Adult Education Program, and more. This facility is a vibrant place to come together for play, wellness and enrichment.

The 23,000 square foot building includes:

  • A one mile walking trail around the wetland ponds, with ADA portion
  • Light exercise rooms
  • Rental spaces for events and private parties
  • Classrooms
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Conference room
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Parking with entrance off of Newburg Road

The center offers programs, classes, and services that support the pursuit of art, education, health and wellness for people of all ages in the Eel River Valley. We do this through GLC classes and partnerships with community agencies dedicated to uplifting the lives of Humboldt County residents. Classes and services are offered at free or affordable rates to ensure everyone can enjoy the GLC. 

The GLC serves growing demographics across all age groups of the community. Programming will be responsive to shifting trends and opportunities to grow and expand offerings. 

The Gene Lucas Community Center includes the Fortuna Senior Center. The Fortuna Senior Center (FSC) will continue to function primarily as an activity center with social activities such as cards, games, crafts, and much more. The FSC also offers referrals for transportation, meals on wheels, driving assistance, medical referrals, and at home care. 

The Humboldt Senior Resource Center will host weekly lunches from Tuesday to Friday. 

The center hosts numerous classes and community programs. Some classes have carried over from the Multi-Generational Center (MGC), including youth cooking, art and science, English language classes for adults, and conversational Spanish. The GLC also features community partner programs from Paso a Paso, UC Cooperative Extension, and College of the Redwoods Adult Education Program. Up and coming events and classes include family movie and game nights, yoga, and Zumba. An extensive list of additional programs are being developed for 2020 and beyond.

All programs previously held at the MGC are now convening at the Gene Lucas Community Center. 

Rental reservations will be available in 2020. We will keep you informed about upcoming dates. Follow the GLC on our Facebook page for the most up to date information.

The GLC offers 260 parking spaces on the campus. A four-way stop and left turn lane has been installed at the corner of Newburg and Rohnerville Roads. For pedestrians, an ADA compliant public access trail will connect Newburg Park to the campus.