JUNE 16, 1997
City celebrates Woodin Park
by Andrew Walgamott
On June 28, the city will celebrate the transfer and renaming of Waterford Park, which will become Woodin Creek Park. Festivities at the celebration will include free cake and ice cream and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m., a half-court basketball tournament from 1 to 4 p.m., horseshoes from 1 to 4 p.m., children's activities, and a tennis challenge.
Lane Youngblood, Woodinville Parks & Recreation director, says she hopes the change of name will result in more public use of the park, honoring the Woodin family, for whom Woodinville is named.
Waterford Park has suffered an identity crisis with cyclone fences and the Waterford Apartments on either side of the park. The Woodinville Parks & Recreation Commission felt it was time for the park to become associated with Woodinville, rather than the apartment complex.
The commission is also looking at renaming Trib 87, which runs down NE 171st Street past Canterbury Square and into the park, to Woodin Creek.
Phyllis Keller and the Woodinville Historical Society have suggested that Woodin Park and Woodin Creek may be well and good, but lobbied to use the founding family's full names, Susan Woodin Creek and Ira Woodin Park.
For information, call 489-2700.