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Murphys Community Club and Community Park

Murphys Community Park is located at 505 Algiers Street in Downtown Murphys. The park and restrooms are open to the public 8 am to 10 pm daily. The park is officially maintained from April 1st to October 31st, but the restrooms are open year round. The park and its facilities are available for weddings, parties, fundraisers and other special events. Click here for more information about RENTING the park facilities!

Every year the Community Club sponsors music and other events in the Park.  Click here to download the 2016 Member Newsletter with the complete entertainment schedule. The 2016 First Fridays entertainment includes:

June 10 (*second Friday):  Music:  Chains Required – Caterer:  Murphys Historic Hotel July 1:  Music:  Crystal Image – Caterer:  Sierra Hills Market and Lila & Sage Cate
August 5:  Music:  Free Fahlen – Caterer:  Alchemy Café & Market
August 17 (Wednesday) – Calaveras Arts Council – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Music by the Blade Rivers Band (Honky Tonk & Country Swing) with Hot Dogs and Drinks from Helen’s Hut available for purchase.
September 2:  Music: Jim Bailey & Plan B – Caterer:  Pipin’ Hot Smokers BBQ.

All concerts offer FREE live entertainment from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  Per person dinner cost is $12.  Local wines and a selection of other beverages will be available for purchase from Helen’s Hut.

The Murphys Community Club is a non-profit volunteer organization created in 1948. The Preamble states, “We pledge ourselves to do everything in our power to improve the community of Murphys.” The MCC’s major responsibility is to operate and maintain Murphys Park. Murphys Park is a public county owned park, managed and maintained for the public by the Murphys Community Club through membership dues, donations, park rental fees and use fees for special events.

The MCC Board of Directors meets  on the first Tuesday of each month. Town Hall Meetings and Programs are scheduled as needed at the Native Daughters Hall on Main Street in Murphys. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ongoing MCC activities and responsibilities

  • Constructed and maintain children’s playground at Murphys Community Park
  • Maintain the lawn, bridges, restrooms, walkways and gazebo located in Murphys Community Park
  • Organize annual Murphys Homecoming event
  • Coordinate use of park for community activities and fundraisers
  • Advocate for the community of Murphys with county administration.
  • Maintain the newly constructed bocce ball courts

Murphys Community Park Information

Helens Hut Picnic Area

The park and restrooms are open to the public 8 am to 10 pm daily. The park is officially maintained from April 1st to October 31st, but the restrooms are open year round. The park and its facilities are available for weddings, parties, fundraisers and other special events. The Park Reservation Coordinator is responsible for the reservations for all park events. For a fee schedule and reservations, call Sue Friedman at 209-728-1948 or e-mail her at dellett41@comcast.net.

Murphys Park Bocce Courts (located across the street from Murphys Park)
Visitors and locals alike may now enjoy this latest amenity to Murphys Park.  Two bocce courts are available for use from 9:00 a.m. to sundown daily (unless already rented). Players must register at the front desk of the Murphys Historic Hotel to make a reservation and ensure availability.  There is no charge if players have their own set of balls,however, a set of balls may be rented from the hotel desk for $12/one court for 2 hours.  There is a rental fee for tournaments and a reservation may be secured by calling (209) 728-8183.

How Can I Help?

The community of Murphys is growing rapidly and attracting more visitors. In order to maintain the unique ambiance of Murphys, we must continue to assume the responsibilities entrusted to us by the forefathers of the Murphys Community Club. Your contributions and membership dues fund all of the MCC’s activities. You can make a difference. Become a member today!

For more information, contact:
Murphys Community Club
P.O. Box 394, Murphys, CA  95247
209-728-1948

To reserve Murphys Park for your next event, call the Park Reservation Coordinator at (209) 728-1948 or e-mail her at dellett41@comcast.net.

 

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