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Come celebrate the opening of ƛ̕ax̌ʷadis (Tl' awh-ah-dees) Park

Ribbon cutting ceremony and waterfront fair set for May 6 at 10am

You are invited! Join our community in celebrating the completion of the yearlong construction of this Walkways and Waterways project that features environmental improvements and exciting new amenities that increase public access to the water.

This public event will also commemorate the Parks’ name, ƛ̕ax̌ʷadis (pronounced TI' awh-ah-dees), the name of the Lushootseed village previously located in or near present-day downtown Kenmore. ƛ̕ax̌ʷadis translates to “a place where something is grown or sprouts” and honors the Coast Salish People who originally inhabited the area and the many Indigenous Peoples who still reside here.

Project amenities include pedestrian bridges and viewing decks, accessible pathways, a watercraft wash-down station, elevated boardwalks, nature paths, a community gathering plaza and picnic shelter, kayak storage, launching facilities for hand carry watercraft, a public restroom and parking lot.

The project also includes public artworks such as the signature “BirdBlinds” by local Public Artist Jennifer Dixon, which cast delightful, decorative shadows across the park.

The program will feature speakers, park viewings, and the official ribbon cutting to open the new improvements to the public.

  • Guests are encouraged to carpool or arrive via alternative forms of transportation (walk, bike, bus).

  • The park is located ¼ mile south of the Burke Gilman Trail and two Bus Stops on 73rd Ave NE and NE Bothell Way, south of NE 175th near 192 Brewing.

  • Parking is available in the new asphalt parking lot, along NE 175th Street and at the Kenmore Park & Ride, 7346 NE Bothell Way.

  • Read the full press release to learn more about the park

  • No RSVP needed.

Please invite your friends, family and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on May 6!

Sources: City of Kenmore press release

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