Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Improvements dedication. Saturday, March 21st at 1pm

Some info from the City of Shoreline:

After months of construction, improvements are complete and Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is open. Final touches are being made to the art features, trellis and landscaping in preparation for a dedication ceremony Saturday, March 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the newly created terrace south of the caretakers house at 2021 NW 190th Street.

The project has improved the park entrance and road, pedestrian sidewalks, stairs, trails and slope stability. The park now boasts: a new beach wash-down area, an overlook parking area across from the caretaker’s residence, a terrace activity area with parking just south of the caretaker’s residence, picnic area and gathering space, new entry, way-finding and interpretive educational signs and a public art piece.

The 1% for the Arts program is funding installation of Reflex Solaris, a public art piece by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. It includes an interactive concrete and steel sundial in the central activity area and five steel reflectors that will cast images of the surrounding environment. Standing on the sundial at designated spots, one can look east at the hillside to see the steel reflectors along true north, winter and summer solstice and fall and spring equinox lines.

For more information about the park and its improvements, visit the Saltwater Park Improvements project page.

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