Mingus Park


Length:  0.33 mile (loop)/ 1 mile (one way)

Difficulty: Easy

Surface: Paved, dirt

SMOKING IS PROHIBITED              IN MINGUS PARK                     CBMC 12.35.20

Access:

From US 101 in downtown Coos Bay, head west on Commercial Street eight blocks.  Then turn right on 10th Street and proceed two blocks to Mingus Park. 

Setting and Attractions:

A paved trail encompasses a large man-made pond with three water fountains, waterfowl (ducks, geese and some seagulls), plants and a small island with a miniature lighthouse.  There is also a playground for children and several picnic areas with tables, including a large gazebo with tables.  A highlight is a Japanese garden with small man-made waterfalls, wooden boardwalks, an arch bridge, and beautiful flowering plants and other foliage.  Upper natural trails include a disk golf course and walk through a large stand of second growth trees.  Open year round.

Main Trail:

The paved trail encircles Mingus Lake with benches along the way to gaze at waterfowl or people biking, jogging and roller blading around the loop.  This is a popular park for both Coos Bay and North Bend residents.   

Natural Trails:

At the southern end of the lake is a Japanese garden.  From here, there is a network of natural trails going around the garden and continuing up through the stand of timber.  A little ways up the trail is a frisbee golf course.  There are several entrances and exits to and from the neighboring area to these trails.   

For more information, trail conditions and maps contact: The City of Coos Bay at (541)269-8918 or visit their web site at www.coosbay.org