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.