Hale Park Phase Two
In 2016 State and Federal grant applications to fund the second phase of the construction of the park were completed and were successful. The grant contracts were issued in mid-2018. Final engineering of the project is underway with construction anticipated for 2019/20. Construction will include the addition of a picnic shelter, restrooms, accessible play equipment, walkways and lighting, security cameras, additional landscaping and a skate area.
Rotary Park Project
The Rotary Club is continuing their commitment to improving the community by implementing two projects in Rotary Park this summer. They are planning on expanding the existing parking lot in the park by 14 spaces and also adding a new 900 square foot picnic shelter on the southern end of the park near the basketball court. Construction is set to commence the week of July 16, 2018 and be completed by the end of August.
Lincoln Park Projects
Due to age related issues the stage in Lincoln Park was removed in May 2016 and the picnic shelter was removed in May 2017. A new 30' x 50' picnic shelter has been purchased and is currently being installed in the park. The City is in the process of applying for State and Federal grants to further renovate the park. If successful, construction of a new stage, restrooms, play area, splash pad, soccer field, bmx pump track, picnic shelter and other improvements would be constructed in 2020/21.
Kiwanis Methow Park Project
The Trust for Public Land is leading an effort to renovate Kiwanis Methow Park. The first phase of the renovation project is scheduled to be constructed in 2019. Work will include adding restrooms, kiosk, accessibility improvements, landscaping, skate features and multi-use athletic areas. The existing picnic shelter is planned to be repurposed to Hale Park.
Saddle Rock Remediation Project
The City is working with the Washington State Department of Ecology on a project that will remove the old mining waste rock piles, restore habitat and improve the main circulation trail on Saddle Rock. This project will require the park area to be closed for periods of time in 2019/20. Additional details will be available in the upcoming months as the project moves through the final engineering phase.