2005-06-09: One Year Later
It's been one year since the reconstruction began. Here's a view of the park in early June 2005:
Barring some extraordinary event, there will be no further updates to this blog.
2005-04-09: Dedication ceremony
It rained much of the day on Thursday, 7 April, but the skies cleared in time for the late afternoon dedication of the new Luna Park. Speeches, refreshments and music were all in evidence. I met Colleen Brown, the original project manager for Luna Park, and she presented me with a cool cap in appreciation for this blog. Thanks, Colleen!
It's been a 10 month project from start to finish, now we'll just wait for the grass to grow and the vegetation to fill out. There's lot of benches for checking out the view in every direction. Unfortunately, two trash cans have been placed in two corners of the park often used as focal points for photos of the city and of the Olympic mountains. These should be moved to less obtrusive places.
Otherwise, the park looks great and it's only going to get better. Here are some more photos of the dedication ceremony
and at sunrise the morning after.
2005-04-06: Day before dedication
A landscaping team has been working hard over the past few weeks to get Luna Park ready for its dedication ceremony tomorrow evening. And one of the main artifacts of the original park, the anchor, returned today. Here is a collection of photos of the park taken today
2005-02-16:Luna Park is open
The park is now open to the public, although work remains to be done. 16 new benches were delivered and installed today. Some of the benches are still available for donation. The sunken area where the lawn will be received a coat of sealant.
2005-01-28: Small changes
* rebuilding of the parts of the sidewalk and curb that were damaged
* spraying the topsoil with blue-green colored "something"
* the trailer was finally hauled away yesterday
* The wooden posts that had been installed as part of the fence were removed. Are they going to be reworked, replaced, or ?
2005-01-06:New phase of work begins
Major construction seems to be finished. The trailer used by the construction company has been moved back to the street and is ready to be hauled away. Today the Parks Department came and built a rudimentary wooden barrier around the future lawn. The park is still not open but the fence surrounding it has been greatly reduced in size.
2004-12-31:New Years Eve
Luna Park on the morning of New Years Eve: