A great park has just gotten even better, and everyone is invited to celebrate.
Feriton Spur Park, on the Cross Kirkland Corridor and in the heart of Google’s 6th Street campus, has doubled in size.
Now it has a 16-foot-wide paved trail, a pickleball court, a farm growing vegetables for Hopelink, which helps homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities.
In addition, Feriton Spur Park now has bathrooms, a splash area and an amphitheater.
A community celebration is set for 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the park. The event will include music, food trucks, pickleball, lawn games and refreshments.
It will also be the official grand opening of Chainline Brewing’s café and tap room, Chainline Station, inside a historic Pacific Northwest Railway Caboose. Also, the event will mark the debut of several sculptures created from pieces of the historic Kalakala ferry. They were designed by Amber Mikluscak, lead landscape architect with The Watershed Company.
How to get to Feriton Spur Park
Address: 509 6th St. S., Kirkland, 98033 (directly behind Google Building E)
Access: Walk or bike along the Cross Kirkland Corridor or take Metro’s 255 bus. If driving, free parking for the event is available in Google’s building D, 451 7th Ave S., 98033.
From our previous (2016) story on Feriton Spur Park:
“What do you get when you cross a retired train-track-turned-pedestrian-path with a multibillion-dollar company? An awesome Kirkland playground!
“In 2015, Google contributed $3 million toward the transformation of an abandoned section of the Cross Kirkland Corridor, which cuts through the company’s Eastside campus. The result is a 900-foot-long stretch of beautifully manicured, open play spaces for kids and adults alike.
“After much consideration, the park was named Feriton Spur in recognition of the historic spur (secondary train track) used at the location. The space includes basketball and sand volleyball courts, a TRX fitness section, a small playground, a zip line, picnic tables, and lots of grass to romp around in.
“Wide, paved paths make for smooth scootering, and the small-scale playground is ideal for tots. Up for more action? The zip line is a surefire hit, with the perfect combination of simplicity and speed.”
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