Sam Benn Park will see improvements
In the next couple of weeks, Aberdeen Parks and Recreation department will be removing birch trees along the Memorial Walk at Sam Benn Park. Over the past several years, the trees have begun to show their age with disease and rot. As a result, a few have been lost during recent storms. The trees were planted after World War One to honor those who fought in that conflict and the City will replace the trees during the renovation in the park.
Beginning this Fall, and then continuing through 2015, the City will be replacing the trees, adding parking, installing ADA sidewalks, building a seating area below the tennis courts and repairing/improving the courts themselves. A seating area below the tennis courts will officially be named ”Liz Preble Court” in honor of a long time member of the Parks Board.
The City received a grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to help complete a majority of this work.