The Greater Woodinville Rotary Club takes its stewardship of so seriously that members spent weekends this summer pressure washing the .
“We were pressure washing because it gets slimy when it gets covered with leaves and debris,” said Susan Webster, club member and owner of . “There were just six or eight of us out there every weekend all summer. The city can’t do it anymore.”
Ongoing maintenance and development is part of the Rotary Club’s commitment to service, Webster added.
When the 18-acre park was developed in 2001, it was a partnership between the City of Woodinville, the Greater Woodinville Rotary Club, and grants from the Water Conservation Fund.
In addition to the skate track and playground areas of the park, there is more than 465 feet of wetland and creek habitat in the park that stretches along Little Bear Creek. At least six salmon species, including the endangered Chinook salmon use the creek for spawning and migration.
Webster said the club hopes to develop a kiosk and small interpretive area at the north entrance to the park which is away from the more developed areas. The idea is to have educational displays explaining the importance of the Little Bear Creek ecosystem.
“That end of the park is very quiet and offers a real naturescape from the old trees to the protected wetlands,” Webster said. “We hope to one day make it a more inviting area where people will come and picnic and just enjoy the quiet there.”