The Grand Opening is happening April 30th! This will be the first public opening and we will finally be able to cross the (1/2 million dollar) Safeco pedestrian bridge, according to the Seattle Parks Foundation website. The festivities begin at 11 a.m., with live music, a salmon bake, boat rides, cycling demonstrations, Jones soda and Starbucks coffee, among other things (and prizes!).
I think that this park, when completed in 2010, will be an intregal part of the neighborhood that is undergoing so much change right now. I am happy to see the Parks Foundation retain the maritime history as well. If the artist renderings are true to what it will look like, this is going to be a fun place to spend some time at. And now the masses of people that are slated to be living in all of the Discover SLU projects will have a place to enjoy some greenery.