Since the formation of the District in 2003, our mission has been focused on partnering with the community to preserve historic Si View Park and the aging facilities within. Through hard work and dedication we have made great strides in improving the quality of life for residents by investing in infrastructure. These improvements enhance recreation programs and parks in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley and ensures facilities will be here for future generations. In the last 10 years $18M dollars have been dedicated for facility and park improvements.
At Tollgate Farm, the Farmhouse interior rehabilitation and the meadow maintenance projects were completed, and the agricultural infrastructure project design phase launched; Torguson Park 13,000 sf skatepark was constructed and fencing of field six repaired; Trail developments included acquisition and construction of Tanner Trail segment in North Bend, design work for Tollgate Farm Park to Downtown trail, and acquisition of Edgewick parcel for a future connection to Snoqualmie Valley Trail; Parkland acquisitions for future recreation amenities included parcels on Park Street and Orchard Drive.
Connector trail from Tollgate Farm Park to Snoqualmie Valley Trail was completed; Addition to South Fork Landing was purchased; Master planning process of South Fork Landing launched; Renovation of Tollgate Farmhouse interior and meadow maintenance projects got under construction; the pump track at Torguson Park was illuminated; Skate park design work at Torguson Park was completed; Park Street parcel was purchased for a future park addition; and the aquatics center feasibility study was completed. At Si View Community Center, the wood floors were refinished and one of the pool boilers replaced.
Construction of the Torguson Bike Park was completed; Connector trail from Tollgate Farm Park to Snoqualmie Valley Trail got under construction; Connector trail from Meadowbrook Farm to Snoqualmie Valley Trail was completed; A new community park site was purchased in North Bend near exit 32; Design phase of Tollgate Farmhouse renovation project was completed; Outfields at Torguson Park sports complex received a major makeover with leveling, addition of irrigation and installation of sod.
Construction of the Bike Park and Southwest Entrance at Torguson Complex got under way; Design phase of a connector trail from Tollgate Farm Park to Snoqualmie Valley Trail was completed; in partnership with City of North Bend and King County, a new community park site was purchased in North Bend, Tennant Trailhead Park; Feasibility study of Agricultural uses of Tollgate Farm and the Farmhouse Exterior rehabilitation were completed.
Several large projects were completed including replacement of all Si View Community Center and Annex windows; closeout items to Si View Community Center interior renovation project; Repairs to the liner and repainting of Si View Pool; Design of directional signage for Si View Park; Design phase of Torguson Complex Bike Park and Entry; Design, production and installation of interpretive signage at Tollgate Farm Park; Exterior rehabilitation of Tollgate Farmhouse and repairs to the septic system at Tollgate Farm Park.
Two major projects spanned a two-year window providing the community much improved amenities at Si View Community Center and a new community park at Tollgate Farm. See descriptions under 2014.
Si View Community Center interior renovation project included upgrades to plumbing, electrical and fire suppression systems; Reconfiguration of the interior layout to maximize use of space, and improved traffic flow for programming; Restoration of the gym woodwork and replacement of deteriorated flooring. Tollgate Farm Park development project created community access to this centrally located property with parking areas, restrooms, playground, picnic area and interpretive trails.
Majority of our efforts were focused on a multi-year Si View Park renovation project providing the community greatly improved amenities and safety features. See description under 2012. Design phase of the Tollgate Farm Park was completed as were repairs to the Si View Pool pump system.
The Si View Park renovation project included lighted pathways connecting the amenities, perimeter trail, two new playgrounds, restrooms with a concession stand, picnic shelter, outdoor basketball court, grading of playfields, and drainage and irrigation installation for year round use of sports fields. Si View Community Center exterior rehabilitation project was completed and initial design work for Tollgate Farm Park started.
Design phase for Si View Park renovation project was completed, Si View Community Center exterior rehabilitation project with new siding, roofing, and gutters was started. The heater for Si View Pool was repaired.
Work on the Si View Parking Plaza project was completed providing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements with onsite parking plaza, sidewalks and bike lanes along Orchard Drive. Exterior doors to the Si View Community Center and Pool were replaced.
Design and early construction of the Si View Parking Plaza was started. Sidewalks along Orchard Drive were constructed and Si View Park was connected to the city sewer system.
Facility repairs and upgrades to aging systems at Si View Community Center and Pool were the first order of business for the new park district to ensure safe operation of facilities. These were completed over several years and included ADA improvements, HVAC and electrical system upgrades and a long list of smaller repairs. The North Annex space acquisition for office and maintenance use was completed in 2008.