A two-in-one celebration was held June 16 as the city of Renton celebrated the completion of phase one of the Sunset Neighborhood Park as well as the Renton Highlands Library.
The Sunset Neighborhood Park is a 3.2 acre area that includes a pedestrian walkway, restrooms, entry plaza near the Highlands Library and an overhead pergola, according to the city’s website. There is also seating throughout the park and a large area of grass for all to enjoy.
Phase one of the park project was funded partially by a $1.7 million Direct Appropriation from the Washington State Legislature, the website stated.
The next phase of construction at the park will begin in early 2019 and will include the installation of two playgrounds, picnic and fitness area, an interactive water feature, a gazebo and additional seating and walkways.
The city’s website stated the design and construction fees will be offset by a $3 million Direct Appropriation by the legislature, a $500,000 grant from Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $175,000 King County Youth and Amateur Sports Fund grant.
Prior to Saturday’s dedication, Campbell Hill Elementary School Choir entertained attendees. Following the ceremony, the Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueño dance group accompanied by El Cuarteto Gozona and Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party performed.