City crews recently removed 20-year-old playground equipment at Evergreen Playfield in order to make room for new play structures that are scheduled to be installed later this year. The City of Mountlake Terrace received a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant from Snohomish County last year for the purchase of new playground equipment at the site.
“I am receiving final proposals for play structures this week,” said Ken Courtmanch, Mountlake Terrace Park Services and Property Management Superintendent. “I will be discussing these proposals with the Neighborhood Park Improvement Subcommittee, as well as receiving input from some of the children’s programs at the Recreation Pavilion.”
Selection and order of the specific playground equipment to be purchased is expected next week, Courtmanch said. City officials expect delivery of the playground equipment to take four to six weeks, followed by a couple weeks of installation. “This would place an opening of the equipment sometime mid- to late-spring before school is let out,” Courtmanch stated.
The old playground equipment was removed due to its dilapidated condition. “It was in need of some minor repairs, however since we were to remove it in the next few weeks it did not make sense to spend any time on the structure,” Courtmanch explained.
The playground area is located just north of the baseball/softball field of Evergreen Playfield, in the 22200 block of 56th Avenue West.