Kenmore to host Moorlands Park athletic field opening day

The event is set for March 16.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:30pm
  • News

Moorlands Park athletic field in Kenmore is opening this week.

The public is invited to attend a special opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on March 16. It is recommended to arrive early to check out the field and join Mayor David Baker, the Kenmore City Council and the North Lake Little League as they open the new field with an inaugural game, according to a press release.

This new ballfield at 15221 84th Ave. NE is the very first field owned, operated and maintained by the city of Kenmore. The field is primarily intended to serve youth ages 12 and younger playing baseball, softball, fastpitch and t-ball. Fall soccer practices and games for youth ages 6 and younger may be allowed. The city owns and maintains the athletic field, however during Moorlands Elementary School hours, the field is reserved for school use only.

Sometimes important community projects like this take time, a lot of money and a whole lot of teamwork and persistence from many groups, the release states. The field was completely renovated as part of the larger Moorlands Park Project.

In 2006, the neighborhood had a vision for the park and prepared a park master plan. The school district, neighbors, North Lake Little League, Northshore Youth Soccer Association, elected officials and city staff continued to work together toward this vision, according to the release.

The release continues, stating that the project was prioritized for the city’s Capital Improvement Program and over $2 million was set aside. More than $600,000 of this funding came from two grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Another $250,000 was provided by the taxpayers of Washington in the 2018 capital budget thanks to the work of Sen. David Frockt, Rep. Gerry Pollet and Rep. Javier Valdez, all of the 46th district.

The park project was finished last year and included new paved paths, a picnic shelter, restroom, path lighting, benches, picnic tables and play equipment for preschool as well as school-aged children. To learn more about how to reserve the field, check www.kenmorewa.gov/MoorlandsParkField.

More in News

What families should know about measles

Measles is highly contagious and symptoms begin seven to 21 days after exposure.

Snohomish County releases 2019 Point-In-Time count of homelessness

Increasing number of people experiencing homelessness outpaces housing efforts.

Bothell’s new assistant city manager starts May 20

Kellye Mazzoli was hired on about 18 months after the previous assistant city manager was announced.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo
Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

Hospital workers support HB 1155 to implement uninterrupted rest breaks and provide limitations on the use of additional on-call work. Courtesy photo
Legislature passes break and overtime protections for health care workers

Washington State House and Senate have passed HB 1155 providing hospital workplace improvements.

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

NSD confirms North Creek student one of five confirmed with measles

School urges families to monitor children for signs.

Most Read