Hale Park Phase One
The City successfully applied for a grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Funding Board in 2014 for this phase of the project. Final engineering is currently underway. The first phase of construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017 with an opening anticipated around Memorial Day weekend. The first phase will include construction of the primary elements of the off leash recreation area, installation of utilities and creating a landscaped area for picnicking. Work is currently underway on grant applications to fund the second phase. If successful, phase two would commence in 2018 and include development of parking, picnic shelter, restrooms, play equipment and skate area.
Saddle Rock Gateway Project
The City successfully applied for a grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Funding Board in 2014 for the first phase of the project. The top ranked project will address current parking and other use issues by creating improved parking, restrooms and seating areas. Final engineering is currently underway. The first phase of construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017 with an opening anticipated around Memorial Day weekend. Work is currently underway on grant applications to fund the second phase of the project. If successful, phase two would commence in 2017/18 and include completion of the parking area, addition of an electric vehicle charging station, bicycle racks, parking and improved pedestrian connections to Miller Street.
Centennial Park Mural
Led by the efforts of the Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, Marlin Peterson will be creating a new mural on the wall of the parking area in Centennial Park. The educational mural will depict the stages in the life cycle of salmon. The project is scheduled to begin in mid-August and be completed by the end of October.
Lincoln Park Projects
Due to age related issues the stage in Lincoln Park was removed in May 2016. Design work is underway to investigate a potential replacement and also improvements to the restrooms. It is hoped that improvements to the stage may be completed by September 2016. A similar investigation is being completed for the picnic shelter.
Kiwanis Methow Park Project
The Trust for Public Lands is leading an effort to renovate Kiwanis Methow Park. They are currently preparing final concept plans and applying for grant funding to implement the designs. Depending upon the success of the grants, new permanent restrooms are planned to be installed at the park in 2016 or 17 and other master plan improvements in 2018.
Cashmere Street Park Site Project
A new neighborhood park site located at the corner of Cashmere and Marr Streets was acquired in 2015. Irrigation and fencing work will be completed later this Summer. A park master plan process is scheduled to begin this September. Watch for project updates.
Pioneer Park Restroom Project
A new roof is scheduled to be installed on the Pioneer Park restroom at the end of July/early August. This project will require the restroom to be closed for a week.
Washington Park Project
Work will be continuing in Washington Park this Fall to complete the picnic shelter project. This will include the installation of memorial bricks, relocating and repairing water lines installation of memorial benches and installation of a drinking fountain.