Since January 2010, this public-private adopt-a-park stewardship program has been a model for other City parks
Pictured: Belinda Jensen, Tita Lee, Laura Chance, Marty Bradburg, Sheila Murphy, Tony B., Craig Blum, General Manager Les Utley, Chef Brian Scheehser and Rose Wessels from the Parks Department.
Employees of The Heathman Hotel have been rolling up their sleeves, put on gloves and working to improve Heritage Park as a part of their second year commitment in the Adopt-A-Park program with the City of Kirkland Parks Dept.
In January 2010, Heathman Hotel employees started a program to donate their time to maintaining Heritage Park to give back to the community and help offset budget cuts during difficult economic times. Over the past year and a half, the successful program has given the people of Kirkland well over 1000 hours of volunteer labor in maintaining Heritage Park. The hope is that other businesses and organizations will follow suit and adopt parks as well.
As part of The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland’s adoption of Heritage Park, staff members dedicate time maintaining the park under direction of the City park staff. Work includes pruning, weeding, trash pick-up, trail-clearing and other cleaning and grooming of park grounds. All training and tools are provided by the City.
The 10.12-acre Heritage Park is filled with trails, displays and an historic meeting hall, all set against the scenic backdrop of Lake Washington. It is also currently home to two nesting bald eagles. More can be found in our original February 2010 article on this subject. Information on Heritage Park can be found on the City's website by clicking here.
We say Kudos to the volunteers from The Heathman Hotel!
We'd like to say thank you to The Heathman Hotel volunteers for your efforts in improving Heritage Park.
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