Play field built through partnership sets example for others

Kirkland's newest field opened Thursday along the Cross Kirkland Corridor, adjacent to Google campus and Lakeview Elementary. The new field will be uniquely shared three ways between the City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services, Lakeview Elementary, and Google.

Dignitaries gathered to officially open the field as kids had a blast playing soccer, Frisbee, tag, and other games. Mayor Amy Walen explained the unique partnership in kid-friendly language, highlighting that the brand new field is a great example of the great things happen when we work together.

The following elected officials and others were present at the ribbon cutting ceremony:

Toby Nixon, Kirkland City Councilmember

Peter Wilson, Site Director, Google

Kurt Triplett, Kirkland City Manager

Christopher Carlson, Director, District Two, Lake Washington School District Board

Mike Nolan, Real Estate Project Executive, Google

Traci Pierce, Superintendent, Lake Washington School District

Amy Walen, Kirkland Mayor

David Asher, Kirkland City Councilmember

Darcy Nothnagle, Western Region Head of External Affairs, Google

Shelly Kloba, Kirkland City Councilmember

Brian Buck, Associate Director of Support Services, Lake Washington School District

Dave Tomson, Development Manager, SRM Development

Siri Bliesner, Director, Lake Washington School District

Jennifer Schroder, Director, Kirkland Parks and Community Services