Pastor Vasile Antemie of First Romanian Pentecostal Church, state Rep. Javier Valdez, Mayor David Baker, state Sen. David Frockt and Kenmore City Council member Stacey Denuski cut the ribbon at the new Moorlands Park. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

Pastor Vasile Antemie of First Romanian Pentecostal Church, state Rep. Javier Valdez, Mayor David Baker, state Sen. David Frockt and Kenmore City Council member Stacey Denuski cut the ribbon at the new Moorlands Park. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

Kenmore opens new Moorlands Park

The project features new ballfield renovations, restrooms, a picnic shelter and play area upgrade.

The city of Kenmore celebrated the opening of the new Moorlands Park at 15221 84th Ave. NE with a ribbon cutting on June 23.

The park features new ballfield renovations (booking begins in 2019), new restrooms, a new picnic shelter, a perimeter path and play area upgrade. The ballfield will be the first owned and programmed by the city of Kenmore.

Truly a community project, the Northshore School District, North Lake Little League, Northshore Youth Soccer Association, neighbors, elected officials and city staff worked together to make this project happen, according to the city.

At the ribbon cutting, the city thanked Sen. David Frockt, Rep. Javier Valdez and Rep. Gerry Pollet, along with First Romanian Pentecostal Church, the school district and Moorlands Elementary staff and families.

Moorlands Park was first established as a neighborhood park in the 1940s. It was transferred to the city from King County Parks in 2002, following Kenmore’s incorporation. The city of Kenmore prepared a master plan for the park in 2006.

The city received funding assistance of $637,520 from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office for the project.

Outside of Moorlands Elementary school hours, the park is open to the public. City staff are working closely with the school district, elementary staff and families to fully specify park rules, public park usage during school hours and restroom access.

See kenmorewa.gov/MoorlandsParkProject for more.

The new playground at the city park also serves the students at Moorlands Elementary. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

The new playground at the city park also serves the students at Moorlands Elementary. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

The ballfield at Moorlands Park will be the first owned and operated by the city of Kenmore. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

The ballfield at Moorlands Park will be the first owned and operated by the city of Kenmore. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

A crowd gathers at the Moorlands Park ribbon cutting on June 23. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

A crowd gathers at the Moorlands Park ribbon cutting on June 23. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

The park also has a brand new picnic pavilion. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

The park also has a brand new picnic pavilion. Photo courtesy of the city of Kenmore

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