Crews will install lights in Central Park lot
March 9, 2010
City Council members last week used dollars from the 2006 park bond to buy parking lot lights for Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands.
City officials agreed to spend $63,741 to install eight lights mounted on 20-foot poles in the lot.
Crews completed work on the $2.4 million artificial turf project last year. Officials recommended the lights to accommodate people who visit the park in the early morning and after dusk.
Because the city had about $64,000 left over after the turf installation, city Parks & Recreation Department officials recommended the dollars be used for lights. The council awarded the contract to A1 Landscaping & Construction, the Snohomish company responsible for the artificial turf installation.
Issaquah voters approved the $6.25 million park bond in November 2006 by a resounding margin: 76 percent. The bond came almost 20 years after city officials last asked city voters for money to add recreation and open space.