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Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2007

For more information contact:
Leslie Betlach, Parks Director 425-430-6619
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

CITY OF RENTON TO DEDICATE HERITAGE PARK


WHO: Mayor Kathy Keolker, City Council President Toni Nelson, City Councilmembers, over 250 people including community leaders, neighborhood residents, the Municipal Arts Commission, Board of Park Commissioners, Starbucks, McLendon’s Hardware, LDS mission volunteers, and more

WHAT:   The City of Renton will join over 250 people including community leaders to dedicate the new Heritage Park.  Identified as a top priority in the City of Renton’s Long Range Parks, Recreation and Open Space and Trails Plan of 1993, this park transforms the area into a place for children and families to play, congregate, learn and enjoy. The park features a children’s playground, trails, climbing boulders, forested areas, a multi-use playfield, picnic shelter and more. Extensive community involvement including a $15,000 grant and volunteer time from Starbucks,a volunteer trailer and tools, “Tools on Wheels” donated by McLendon’s Hardware, and over 975 hours of time contributed by volunteers helped create a neighborhood park that meets the needs of the community.

WHEN :    Saturday, June 16, 2007, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE:   Heritage Park, 233 Union Avenue N.E., Renton, Washington

CONTACT:  Leslie Betlach, Parks Director at 425-430-6619 or email.