County Parks Department honored with WRPA spotlight award
The Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) recently awarded the prestigious Spotlight Award for Facilities & Parks to Snohomish County for its new Miner's Corner Park facility. The award for excellence in parks design and construction was presented to Senior Park Planner Chris Mueller at the annual WRPA awards banquet in Tacoma on April 30. Miner's Corner County Park was selected as one of the 2015 Spotlight Facility Award winners in the category of Outdoor Spaces/Natural Play.
The Washington Recreation & Park Association celebrates people, parks and programs with an annual awards program honoring individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of parks and recreation in Washington State.
Spotlight Awards recognize outstanding achievements by parks and recreation agencies. Award categories include: facilities and parks; marketing and outreach; and program excellence. Spotlight awards for facilities & parks recognize the highest standards in design, development and renovation of park and recreation areas.
WRPA is a non-profit professional and public interest organization comprised of nearly 1,500 members. The organization provides resources for the public and members who create community through people, parks and programs. The Association plays a vital role in promoting and advocating public support for parks and recreation and increasing awareness of the necessity to preserve, enhance and utilize leisure resources for a balanced lifestyle.
Miner's Corner County Park is located at 22903 45th Ave. SE Bothell, WA. The park is 100% universally accessible and features a large nature themed playground with sand and water play area. The park also includes a multi-purpose sport court, open field area, walking paths and a picnic shelter.
In addition to the WRPA award, Miner's Corner Park was highlighted in Red Tricycles 2014's monthly review of cool parks to visit in the Puget Sound Area. Miner's Corner joins Willis Tucker County Park - which was voted #2 in Western Washington by King 5's 2014 best playground survey - as one of the county's most popular facilities.