Brought to you by the Greenwood Civic Club and Greenwood Community Center

Elk, California, where the forests and meadows meet the sea

The place we call home

Community Services & Organizations


Greenwood Community Center


The Greenwood Community Center has a long and honorable history in the community of Elk.  Construction of the Center began in 1972, and its development has continued over the years with the support of grants, donations, and thousands of volunteer hours. 

The Community Center was completed in 1974, and became tax-exempt, nonprofit organization in 1983.  It is proud to offer the residents of Elk a place for cultural, educational, and civic events – events and activities not otherwise available in our rural area on the north coast of California.  It promotes opportunities for local residents to utilize their talents and create partnerships to provide an array of diverse experiences that enrich the lives of community members.

The Community Center sponsors a number of annual events:  an Easter Egg Hunt, a Halloween Party, Pepper Martin Day softball games, and a Summer Program for Children.  Not to be missed is its signature event, Great Day in Elk – an end-of-summer celebration with all the trimmings, including a parade and carnival.  It plays host to a number of other community-sponsored events, as well.

Located in a beautiful setting between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal hills in downtown Elk, the Greenwood Community Center is an ideal place to hold special events and celebrations, such as dances, weddings, birthday parties, and memorial services.  It is also available to the community for meetings, classes, and workshops.  The Center offers a stage with theatrical curtains, professional sound and lighting systems, hardwood floors, a full kitchen with an outside picnic area, and plenty of parking.  The Center can accommodate up to 150 people. Learn more about renting this space.

Funds raised through rental of the facilities and special events, like Great Day in Elk, are used to support the Community Center’s programs, ongoing operations, and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.

The Greenwood Community Center activities are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Meetings are held monthly at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Center, located at 6129 S Highway 1.  The Board of Directors also holds an annual Town Meeting in January to report on the year’s accomplishments.  The public is welcome at all meetings.

If you would like to help support the Greenwood Community Center, please send your tax-deductible donations to the Greenwood Community Center, PO Box 183, Elk, California 95432 or click on this PayPal link.

2019 Board of Directors
Mea Bloyd, President
Elise Ferrarese, Vice President/Calendar
Tobi Ross, Treasurer
Rio Russell, Secretary
Jonas Krog
Eric Bloyd
Mea Bloyd
Jamie Roberts
Lynn Derrick

Contact Information
Greenwood Community Center
6129 S Highway 1
PO Box 183
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-1105 - not always answered


President, Mea Bloyd (707) 877-3291,
Vice-President and Facility Rental Manager, Elise Ferrarese (541) 829-1250,
Treasurer, Tobi Ross (707) 489-8579,


GREAT DAY IN ELK 2019 Scheduled for August 24