FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for a New Park in Ridgefield
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Justin Clary, Interim City Manager
Ridgefield, WA, October 19, 2006 – The City of Ridgefield will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 at the location of a future park located on Heron Drive, near its intersection with N. 13th Place in Ridgefield, Washington. This future neighborhood park will be approximately 1.5 acres in size and will consist of a sport court with basketball hoops, a play structure, a walking path, on-site parking, a restroom facility and grass open space.
[Update: Click here for pictures of the groundbreaking ceremony.]
This new park is part of a unique public/private partnership effort initiated several months ago in response to concerns by residents regarding limited public park areas. The City has worked with neighborhood residents, Cascade West Development, Inc., Holt Homes, Inc., Lockett Construction, Inc., Hopper Dennis Jellison PLLC, Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Inc., and Columbia Cascade Co. to make this park a reality.
Gladys Doriot, Mayor of the City of Ridgefield, said “The City is extremely grateful to our private partners for stepping forward to work with the City and the neighborhood on this important community project. Their generosity and community spirit has made this new park possible. The City also appreciates the hard work and dedication of the neighborhood residents who have worked with us on the project. This new park is a fulfillment of the City’s on-going efforts to create new park facilities in the City that will enhance our citizen’s quality of life.”
About the City of Ridgefield
The City of Ridgefield, incorporated in 1909, is a rapidly growing community located in northern Clark County, Washington approximately 10 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. Over the next 10 to 15 years, the City of Ridgefield expects to grow to a population of over 24,000 persons with an employment base of over 15,000 jobs. The City has adopted a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Manager acts as the chief executive officer of the City overseeing daily operations, annual budget development and implementation, and personnel. The City Manager works with a management team composed of the Director of Communications/City Clerk, Director of Finance and Administration, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director and the Police Chief to insure that community services are provided and that the policy directives of the City Council are carried out in the most efficient manner possible. For more information about the City, visit www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us or call 360.887.3557.