Woodinville considers four parks for bond issue
by Jeff Switzer
City staff and the City Council have narrowed down a list of park projects they will be seeking funding for via the upcoming countywide open space, parks, and recreation bond election expected this September.
Park projects for the bond include:
The city received suggestions from the community and will be working with various neighborhoods to see if specific park locations are acceptable to residents.
- A portion of the development of the Jerry Wilmot Green Gateway Park along the Burke-Gilman Trail in downtown Woodinville.
- Acquisition of the "Nelson Open Space," which could be in the form of an option on the property. This 17-acre site could serve as a future park, and some say it has historical value because it once served as the place where local fire departments filled their trucks with water.
- The Wellington Neighborhood Park, where an existing five-acre park near NE 202nd Street west of 153rd Avenue NE would come under city control, and development of a neighborhood park in an open space tract near Kingswood on NE 160th Street, east of 124th Avenue NE.
One such site is the acquisition and development of the "Winchester Pond Neighborhood," composed of two tracts in Winchester Hills Division II near the regional stormwater pond on NE 190th Place between 132nd and 136th Avenue NE.
Other ideas include an interpretive trail along Tributary 87 behind the future Boston Market, the Sorenson ball fields, and a partnership with the Northshore School district for lighting the Woodinville High School soccer field.