Northwest NEWS

April 5, 1999

Front Page

Stipek Park groundbreaking set for April 10

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   Bothell Parks & Recreation will hold groundbreaking ceremonies at Stipek Park on Saturday, April 10, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to share the excitement and light refreshments.

   Stipek Park, located at SE 242nd St. and 19th Ave. SE, has been available for public use for seven years, but will be closed for significant improvements between mid-April and mid-August.

   "We will install a children's sports court for games like basketball, hopscotch, and four-square," said Clark Meek of Bothell Parks. "A playground will have two slides, climbing structures, a tire swing, chain bridge, track slide, and small playhouse. There will be an open grass field for games like frisbee or catch; it won't be a full sports field for baseball or soccer games. It will have several picnic tables and one covered picnic area. We will also maintain a wetland enhancement and natural vegetation area."

   The 3.6-acre park was part of the Stipek family's personal property, still adjacent to the park. The City bought it for $308,000 in 1992. The Stipeks have since contributed $6,000 toward the upcoming improvements.