Update: 2 councilmembers to be at Junction Plaza Park dedication

Tomorrow night, you’re invited to celebrate West Seattle’s newest park, at the dedication ceremony for Junction Plaza Park – where the finishing touches have been going in (check the bench in our photo taken early this afternoon, one of three alongside the grassy oval on its west side). We noted here earlier this month that Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, who chairs the council’s Parks Committee, was planning to attend; she just announced via Twitter that her predecessor in that role, West Seattle-residing Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, will be on hand too. The Parks Department had previously announced that Deputy Superintendent Eric Friedl would participate as well, and that music will be provided by violinist Pasquale Santos. The dedication’s scheduled to start at 5:30 pm tomorrow (Tuesday) – if you haven’t been to the park yet, it’s on the northwest corner of 42nd and Alaska, and it’s been more than five years in the making, with tons of volunteer help and donations.

3 Replies to "Update: 2 councilmembers to be at Junction Plaza Park dedication"

  • Liberty Bell Printing June 29, 2010 (2:57 pm)

    Actually, The parks has been over nine years in the making. From vision, to raising funds for the property purchase and then getting the old gas station sight cleaned to EPA standards so the purchase could go through. Then it was on to raising the money to build the park. Finally today we will see the the completion of this project. Thanks to all the people who put in so much donated time and money and to the City of Seattle for everything they have done.

    • WSB June 29, 2010 (3:59 pm)

      We’ll just round it to “almost a decade in the making” – all the official Parks stuff mentions 2005 as an early milestone of some sort but not surprised to hear it goes back further – TR

  • Bruce July 1, 2010 (1:22 am)

    Sorry I could not make it to the opening.
    This Is a great addition to the WS Community.
    I would hope it will not be the last acquisition in that area as more is so needed.
    Thanks for your all you do,


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