A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the Edith Moulton Park Grand Opening will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edith Moulton Park is located at 13634 108th Ave NE, south of Helen Keller Elementary School.
The park has been under construction since January.
“We are proud of the renovation and wonderful new design of Edith Moulton Park. Residents will enjoy the new play structure, boardwalks, picnic pavilion and restroom building”, said council member Jon Pascal, chair of the Public Works, Parks and Human Services Committee in a press release.
In 2011 the park property was annexed to the city of Kirkland and in April 2015, a master plan for Edith Moulton Park was adopted by city council and later approved a $1 million-budget for the design and renovation of Phase 1 of the park.
The renovation is funded by the voter-approved 2012 Parks Levy and includes improved gravel paths and the addition of boardwalks, a picnic pavilion, a play structure and a restroom building. It also includes a series of fenced off-leash dog trails as well as parking stalls that are accessible for people with disabilities.
The 26-acre park is named after Edith Moulton, who was born in 1897 and raised on the land. In 1967 upon her death, she donated her land to King County for a park. In 2011 the park property was annexed to the city of Kirkland. The park’s guiding principle for improving the park has been based on Edith Moulton’s dream to dedicate her family’s homestead as “a place for children to play in nature.”