Each touching part of the giant ceremonial scissors, all of the children at Ironwood Park Wednesday had a hand in cutting the ribbon on park improvements. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

New and improved Ironwood Park in Snoqualmie celebrates official re-opening

Snoqualmie cut the ribbon on recent park improvements Wednesday at Ironwood Park on Snoqualmie Ridge, with a small, but dedicated crowd of park users. Children tested out the swings, slides and climbing equipment, and adults gave the resilient new surface a few test bounces on the rainy afternoon before getting down to business — officially re-opening the park at 36200 SE Isley Street, Snoqualmie.

The park’s 2008-built wooden play structure had been decaying for some time and its replacement had been scheduled and budgeted for some time on the city’s capital facilities plan. The work was completed in about a month’s time earlier this summer.

Mayor Matt Larson, surrounded by young helpers ready to cut the ribbon, asked for their patience as he talked to their parents about “boring, adult stuff,” including thanking them for voting in support of the funding for this and other park projects.

Each child had a hand on the huge ceremonial scissors for the official ribbon cutting and photos. Then it was time to eat hot dogs grilled by the Snoqualmie Police Department, and put the park’s amenities to use.

Mayor Matt Larson wipes down the slide so that the waiting Brielle Collins, or possibly Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps, can try out the new play equipment at Ironwood Park, despite the rain. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

A family plays with their City of Snoqualmie flying disc at Ironwood Park Wednesday, following the ribbon-cutting celebration. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Nicholas Geib drums on the new Ironwood Park play structure in the rain, just before participants cut the ribbon to celebrate park improvements Wednesday, Oct. 25. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps watches as Mitchell Collins, left, and Nicholas Geib try out the new swingset at Ironwood Park. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

More in News

The Snoqualmie skate park will be located directly to the south of the existing basketball court and will offer sweeping views of nearby mountains. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
                                The Snoqualmie skate park will be located directly to the south of the existing basketball court and will offer sweeping views of nearby mountains. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
Snoqualmie skate park developer awarded contract by council

The council approved a public works contract with Gridline Skateparks to build the park.

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link
New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

North Bend Council member Pettersen resigns

Applications for vacant position now open.

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr
County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons
Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Teen suicide prevention event in Bellevue educates parents

YES hosts suicide prevention event to equip parents with tools to support teens.

King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

City breaks ground on long-awaited North Bend City Hall

New facilitiy is estimated to cost about $6.7 million.