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)

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