The children of Snoqualmie now have a brand new place to play as the Fisher Creek Park had its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, Oct. 2.
The event featured live music, free food provided by the Snoqualmie Police and Fire Departments, a fire engine showcase, and of course, kids’ play time on the brand new playground equipment.
Lizzy Billington, events and economic development consultant for Snoqualmie, explained that the park was put together based on suggestions from the children who would be using the park.
“This park was only a rock climbing wall for a very long time and the city came in and they brought in the Girl Scouts and asked them what they want in a park,” Billington said. “So they picked out all these different things. There are eight slides, there’s a spider ball, there’s a merry-go-round, there are 100-foot-long dual zip lines.”
The park is also themed in blue and green, the colors of the Seahawks. Billington said they brought in those colors for fun and to show a bit of team spirit.
Among the many parents and children in attendance were Mayor Matt Larson, Parks and Public Works Director Dan Marcinko, Police Chief Steve McCulley, and Fire Chief Mark Correira.
The main event was a speech from the mayor, thanking everyone for their support and a cutting of the ribbon to officially open the park.
Parker Jones, 10, rides the zip line at the newly opened Fisher Creek Park. The zip line was a limited success, since the ends were incorrectly installed at equal heights. Mayor Matt Larson said before the ribbon cutting that the zip lines will be fixed.
Fisher Creek Park is now open to the public to enjoy. The park was built using recommendations and suggestions from girl scouts to create the best park for the kids of Snoqualmie.
Every aspect of the park saw some action, with the spider ball being a particularly popular attraction.