City welcomes volunteers to help with City Park play equipment installation Friday-Sunday

New playground equipment to be installed at City Park.

The City of Edmonds is seeking volunteers to help with the installation of playground equipment at downtown City Park, starting this Friday through the weekend

The installation is the first phase of a new look for the city’s oldest park, which is located at Third and Pine. According to City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Carrie Hite, the city first adopted a master plan for the park in 1992, which included a spray play area. The city also decided to replace the park’s aging playground equipment.

After some geotechnical and water table issues were discovered at the park earlier this year, the city contracted with a landscape architect firm, Site Workshop, which has experience in installing spray areas “in difficult areas,” the city said in a Tuesday announcement. The spray pad will not be installed until later in the year, after all design work is complete.

However, the playground equipment will be put into the park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-22, with volunteers lined up from the Shoreline Stake of Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints and the Faith Community Church, Hite said. “We also will welcome anybody over age 18 to come by, roll up their sleeves and help install the playground,” she added.

Shifts are scheduled on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:00 p.m. Sunday is tentative depending on the progress on Friday and Saturday, Hite added.

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