PROJECT TITLE: Parks - Q'elech'ilhch Park Improvements
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
BUDGET CODE: CFP-PRK-00018
JUSTIFICATION: Improves existing service & recognizes the importance of Samish history on Fidalgo Island.
START DATE (FY): TBD
END DATE (FY): TBD
This project is a collaboration with the Samish Nation to rename the park and place interpretive signs on site.
Identify city funds and community partners.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
The park was renamed Q'elech'ilhch Park (translated to Ironwoods) after the Samish village on Guemes and Fidalgo Island in this vicinity. The project will include replanting the beach area with native plants that would have been present at the time of the village. Interpretive signage will be placed at the west of the park in collaboration with the Samish Nation with assistance from the Anacortes Museum.
Operating impacts to be determined in the future.