Day at the park
Fences came down on Friday and families lined up to enjoy the amenities at Snoqualmie’s Jeanne Hansen Park.
The opening is a result of the Snoqualmie City Council’s vote March 23, to amend its contract with park developer Centex, a subdivision of Pulte Homes, and accept early ownership of Jeanne Hansen Park.
As part of the contract change, the city secured a 150 percent performance bond, which translates to $60,000 in coverage for the estimated $40,000 in work still to be done. Centex has until July 31 to finish remaining construction.
“On Friday, the residents are going to be really happy,” Dan Marcinko, director of Public Work Department, told the council.
Marcinko praised Nancy Davidson, public works operations manager, for her work in pushing forward on the slow-moving project and for building beneficial relationships with engineers and contractors.
Some work remains to be done at the park, but "there are no life-safety issues," Davidson said. "It's primarily work associated with the storm-water pond," which she said is separately fenced off from the park. A grass field will also remain fenced off until the summer.
image credit: Allyce Andrew / Staff Photo