Letters to the Editor

City park projects get done with local help

The City of Poulsbo is fortunate in that there are many helpful organizations in our community. These special groups are quick to step up and do extra work in order to get things accomplished.

Two different Poulsbo parks have been recent recipients of such efforts.

On May 4, the thick blackberries at Wilderness Park were cut, pulled and piled at the east entrance of the park’s trail. There is more to do at that park, but I would like to thank Poulsbo First Lutheran, Peace Lutheran, Vinland Lutheran, Silverdale Lutheran, and Family of God Lutheran Churches and their members who tackled this job. About 40 members participated.

The city would also like to thank two special organizations for their recent contributions to a big renovation project.

In 2013, the city embarked on making improvements to the iconic Kvelstad Pavilion, the well-loved pavilion in the Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. Town and Country, Inc. (the parent company of Central Market) chose this project to receive a generous donation to help complete the renovation.

On June 7 and 8, about 25 volunteers from the Poulsbo-NK Rotary Club removed the old decking and put down a new, beautiful floor. They tore off old wood, stripped nails, put down new wood, hauled away material, hammered for hours, and completed the task. This project gave the pavilion a well-needed facelift, and allows for many more weddings, events and visitors to enjoy this city park. Thanks also go to Viking Fence for loaning the protective fencing.

Look for more improvements at the pavilion this fall!

Mayor Becky Erickson


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