Firefighters Memorial Park again open to public

The finished park.

Story and photos by Doug Petrowski

Firefighters Memorial Park, 3900-228th St. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace, is again open to the public after a six-month closure, with a newly expanded grassy area, a relocated climbing apparatus and a new parking lot.

The park had been relegated to the property directly behind the Fire District 1 Station 18, but after the station was razed last April the park was expanded and reconfigured. Local Eagle Scout candidate Mike Green recently completed a repair and repositioning of the fire truck climbing apparatus and city crews removed the barricades that prevented use of the parking lot.

The city’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission is continuing discussions about additions to the park, including new security lighting and walking paths, and the possibility of new playground equipment, picnic tables, benches and restrooms. The next meeting of the RPAC is scheduled for Nov. 13.

Although Firefighters Memorial Park has been reopened, the city hopes to schedule a “grand opening” of the park sometime next spring.

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