Construction starts on new Snoqualmie Skatepark, could open by late summer

If you’re wondering why the grass is being torn up in a small section of Snoqualmie Community Park near SE Ridge Street – it’s actually good news for local kids.At the June 11th city council meeting, a contract with Gridline Skateparks, Inc was approved, allowing construction on the long-awaited Snoqualmie Skatepark to begin.

In preparation for construction, trees and fencing are being removed at the park between the basketball court and SE Ridge St.

According to a city news releases, the skatepark will “provide a positive environment for youth in a highly visible location.”

The skatepark is the culmination of years of planning and fundraising by the Snoqualmie Parks Department, community members and local businesses.

Funding sources for the project include several grants and awards from King County, including $176,000 championed by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert; $175,000 in funding from the State of Washington Recreation Conservation Office championed by Senator Mark Mullet; and significant contributions by the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Square One Distribution, RH2 Engineering and private donors.  

Of the total $462,000 project cost, only about $10,080 will be paid from the Snoqualmie Parks & Public Works Department budget.

In April the Parks Department said if construction began in June, they hoped to have it completed by September 2018.

More information about the Skatepark project, including designs and a student-made video can be found on at  http://bit.ly/SnoqSkatepark.

 

 

Snoqualmie Skatepark rendering.

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