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


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