Crews to survey Cybil-Madeline Park
April 6, 2009
Crews will begin the process to transform a stretch of downtown parkland and former homesteads into a full-fledged city park.
The first step includes a review of Cybil-Madeline Park’s boundaries and a topographical survey of the land. Officials hired Eastside Consultants, an Issaquah engineering and surveying outfit, for about $47,000.
Cybil-Madeline Park consists of 12 acres at the confluence of Issaquah Creek and the east fork of Issaquah Creek.
City Parks & Recreation Director Anne McGill said the park would host activities, such as walking and picnicking, when work is completed. Following initial surveys, officials will hire a landscape architect and host a series of public meetings to learn which features residents want the park to have.
Officials hope to unveil concept designs for the park in the fall. Work at the park is slated to begin next year. McGill suggested the houses on the parkland could one day be used as an “interpretation center” to educate visitors and school groups about the park.