Archive for February, 2009

Fall City Parks District Approved by Voters?

February 10, 2009

 

Wow it looks like the Fall City Metropolitan Parks District is passing by a healthy margin.  At the time of writing it is passing by almost 58%  to 42% with over 40% of the registered voters weighing in on the decision.  I think this will be a positive move for Fall City.  I was the President of the Fall City Hop Shed Foundation that stabilized the Fall City Hop Shed, a King County Historical Landmark located in the Fall City Community Park.  Fall City Community park is a King County Park so I am Familiar with King County Parks and what it takes to work with them on a long term project.  We were successful and were able to work effectively with them but it sure took a long time.  This is the same park that Ron Simms wants to give to the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Fall City needs more parks, and more diversified parks.  My son wants a Skate Park.  I would love to see a playground that families can use when school is in session.  As it is now there is not a public play structure in Fall City except for the one at Fall City Elementary School.  How about the Bernard property that is currently being used as an RV and boar storage lot.  What a great park that would make.  At the confluence of the Raging and Snoqualmie Rivers, you could open up the rivers for public access and have a playground, picnic area, Fishing access,  with room for a skate park.  That is just one idea.  What would you like to see happen in Fall City, in regards to parks?