Construction Starts on New 16-Acre Snoqualmie Park; First Park with Synthetic Turf Fields

Good things are worth the wait.  Isn’t that the saying?  In the case of Snoqualmie’s newest park in the Eagle Point neighborhood, and speaking as a former Snoqualmie Parks Board member, it is.

More than six years after the design plans were first shown to (and then approved by) the Parks Board, construction has started on Snoqualmie’s new Jeanne Hansen Community Park at 34226 SE Jacobia Street on Snoqualmie Ridge. (The housing recession slowed growth in Snoqualmie, which delayed the park.)

The park, roughly the size of Snoqualmie’s large Community Park adjacent Cascade View Elementary, was named to honor former Snoqualmie Mayor Jeanne Hansen, who served from 1988 through 1995, and was mayor during the early discussions and the decision to develop the Snoqualmie Ridge master-planned community.

The 16-acre park will feature two synthetic turf sports fields (a first at a Snoqualmie park); a tennis court; a walking track; soft-surface nature trails; two playgrounds; a picnic shelter with barbecues; a concession stand; restrooms; and parking.  A third sports field may be added at a future date.

Jeanne Hansen Community Park will be one of three primary athletic complexes in Snoqualmie, along with Centennial Fields and Snoqualmie Community Park. The new park will  boast sweeping views of the Snoqualmie Valley and provide much-needed practice space for growing, local athletic associations.

The City of Snoqualmie will host an official public groundbreaking ceremony on August 22, 2013, at 3:00PM.  Once the park is completed next year, a formal grand opening will be held.

The housing developer of the Eagle Point neighborhood, the Pulte Group, is constructing the new park. Once completed, the City of Snoqualmie will maintain it.

For more information about the park, contact the City of Snoqualmie Parks & Recreation Department at 425-831-5784 or email info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

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2007 schematic plans for the newest Snoqualmie park.

 

Comments

  1. Finally. We badly need this. The grass fields are always too waterlogged to play in at the community park. I would hope that they would change the community park fields over too synthetic too. Would save on mowing and fertilizer costs too. 🙂

  2. This is a very cool addition to our already great community, my only question is now that they have removed the, all be it small, dog park on the ridge, are their plans to incorporate a new off-leash area? While the park in down town is nice ( I actually love it), it would be nice to have something within neighborhood so we don’t always have to load up in the car. I would imagine their are plenty of dogs and dog owners here on the ridge that would benefit greatly from such a space.

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