Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation support of the Woodlands Park Tot Lot recognized at Dedication Ceremony April 6th at 12:00 p.m.
Plaque to honor Bill Petter's significant roll in our community
Since it was first constructed in 1986, the Woodlands Park Small Play Area (better known as the Tot Lot) has provided an important, enjoyable environment in which smaller, non-school age children could play. Located near Mark Twain Elementary School on 128th Avenue Northeast, this small park is a popular spot for parents and their small children to meet and interact.
Unfortunately, heavy use and the elements took their toll on the playground equipment, and according to the Kirkland Parks Department, there were growing safety concerns regarding the playground equipment and so it was removed.
The North Rose Hill Community Association embarked on an effort to raise the funds necessary to refit the park with new more sustainable playground equipment. They approached the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation for assistance and the Foundation agreed to provide administrative and fund-raising support to the North Rose Hill Community Association.
After months of fund raising efforts, and in honor of Bill Petter, a prominent Kirkland businessman, philanthropist, and long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, the Foundation then donated the remaining funds necessary to complete this worthy project. There will be a dedication ceremony at the new playground on April 6, 2013 at the park.
A plaque will be placed at the entrance of the park to honor Bill Petter and his significant role in the lives of those in the Kirkland community.
For more information on the restoration of the park or about the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation, please go to the club’s website at: kirkland.kiwanis.org
The Dedication Ceremony is April 6th at 12:00 p.m.