Hale Park Phase Two
In 2016 State and Federal grant applications to fund the second phase of the construction of the park were successful. The grant contracts were issued in mid-2018. The new skate area opened on September 17. Final engineering of the rest of the project will occur in the fall of 2019 with construction scheduled for 2020. Construction will include the addition of a picnic shelter, restrooms, accessible play equipment, walkways, lighting, security cameras and additional landscaping.
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 was installed in the park in 2018. Also in 2018, the City was successful in applying for State and Federal grants to further renovate the park. The play area is currently being removed. Final engineering for the project is scheduled for 2020. Construction of a new stage, restrooms, play area, splash pad, soccer field, bmx pump track, picnic shelter and other improvements are scheduled to be constructed in 2021.
Kiwanis Methow Park Project
Construction of the park project is underway and is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year. The park is closed during construction. Work includes adding restrooms, kiosks, accessibility improvements, landscaping, skate features and multi-use athletic areas. The existing picnic shelter and lights have been removed and are planned to be re-purposed to other city park areas. Funding for the project is coming from Federal, State and County grants, City resources and local donations.
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. SADDLE ROCK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION and will remain closed through NOVEMBER 2019.
Kenzie's Landing Project The Kenzie's Landing Project is an acquisition and development project that will acquire properties for non-motorized trail use and habitat in the foothills. The majority of the project will be funded through State grants that were applied for in 2018 and donations. Development will include the addition of a trail head with limited parking, restrooms, access road, water and picnic shelter. The acquisition phase is underway and is anticipated to be complete in 2019 with engineering scheduled for 2020 and construction in 2021.