Project coordinators are planning to begin a renovation project in January that will add a boardwalk, pavilion, restroom, play structure and a series of fenced off-leash dog trails to Juanita’s Edith Moulton Park. They expect to complete the project by July.
Along the park’s western border with 108th Avenue Northeast, the City is replacing the existing sidewalk with one that will be accessible to those traveling by wheelchair or with visual assistance. The new sidewalk will bring some of the designated parallel parking spots into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project will also create a new bicycle lane.
Allied Construction’s crews will perform the work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting in December and finishing by July.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
To ensure residents' safety, the contractor is closing the park to the public during construction. Allied will be using heavy machinery, which will produce typical construction noise.
Flaggers will be on-site to control traffic and manage delays. This includes pick-up and drop-off times for Helen Keller Elementary School.
Allied will maintain local access for local residents, mail delivery, garbage pick-up and emergency vehicles.
Edith Moulton Park Master Plan
Following its 2015 approval of a master plan for Edith Moulton Park, the City Council approved a $1 million-budget for its design and renovation. That renovation, funded by the voter-approved 2012 Parks Levy, begins December 2017. The renovation will improve transform dirt path into gravel paths, add a boardwalk, a picnic pavilion and a play structure. It will also create a series of fenced off-leash dog paths and create parking stalls that are accessible for people with disabilities.
The renovation is based on Edith Moulton's dream to dedicate her family's homestead as “a place for children to play in nature." Edith Moulton is pictured in the photograph on the left.