Grand re-opening celebration at Meadowdale Playfields following renovation

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    Partners in the Meadowdale Playfields renovation project gathered on a sunny Monday afternoon to celebrate the grand re-opening of the facility after months of construction.

    Officials with the City of Lynnwood, City of Edmonds, Edmonds School District, Snohomish County and others were among those in attendance.

    Lynnwood parks director Lynn Sordel served as emcee for the ribbon cutting, inviting officials such as Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, Edmonds School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy and County Councilmember Stephanie Wright, among others, to speak.

    Wright emphasized the project symbolized the great work that can be accomplished when working together. Sordel agreed the event echoed the theme of partnership.

    After the ribbon was cut, which had been tied to either side of a soccer goal, children in attendance were invited to kick goals.

    –Photos by Natalie Covate

    4 Replies to “Grand re-opening celebration at Meadowdale Playfields following renovation”

    1. The park improvements are beautiful. I hope that the city is expediting a review of the current parking/no parking signs in the surrounding area, to accomodate the large number of vehicles that have been visiting the park over the past few weeks. Cars are parking all along 66th Avenue West around the curve onto N Meadowdale Road and on 168th St SW, in addition to the overflow parking at the elementary school. If the city is against opening up more legal street parking (168th St SW), then possibly signs should be directing overflow parking to the middle school. Traffic is heavily congested on the weekends, with the amount of games & practices now held at the park, in addition to the normal park visitors. Drivers and pedestrians will need to be especially careful with the amount of traffic in this area and vehicles searching for parking spaces.

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      1. Lynnwood P&R , as a response, should stagger scheduled events that coincide on same day. A thought…..

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    2. A final hard hat tip to Hellos Construction for the stupendous work that I witnessed almost daily in a variety in inclement weathers during construction. This will be a vast improvement over the old surfaces which my adult kids still recall today. Some great wins and scraped limbs then. Thanks Hellos!

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    3. Too bad they did not factor in the increased traffic and pedestrian flow on the weekends nor the need for extra parking. Wait times at the PEDXings can run 20 minutes. Bad news for area residents.

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