Sign of the times at Ballinger Park
Another sign that the transition of the former Ballinger Lake Golf Course, 23000 Lakeview Drive, into park land is moving forward is … a new sign.
City of Mountlake Terrace crews finished installing the sign at the main entrance of the former golf course this week. The sign has no mention of the golf course, but instead calls the 42 acres of open space “Ballinger Park.”
City officials are currently accepting bids from firms and individuals interested in managing the Ballinger Clubhouse and hopes to have the entire property available for public use later this year.
In other Mountlake Terrace park news, the city has ordered a swing set for Firefighters Memorial Park, 3900-228th St. S.W., that could be installed as early as June. Also, the city’s Neighborhood Park Improvement Subcommittee is in the early stages of designing a memorial and plaque honoring Matt Hirvela, to be installed at Matt Hirvela/Bicentennial Park, 4105-222nd St. S.W. Hirvela donated the land to the city in the mid-1960s with the desire to see the site preserved as park land.