Future Schmid Family Park ceremony set for Oct. 6

Public is invited to attend

City of Washougal officials and members of the Schmid family will participate in a ceremony at the future site of a new park.

The event will occur Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m., at the former George Schmid & Sons, Inc., property, 1407 32nd St. It is the future site of Schmid Family Park.

Rather than a groundbreaking or a ribbon cutting ceremony, Mayor Sean Guard described it as “more of a formal finalization of the transfer of the property.”

He said the public is encouraged to attend.

Marc Boldt, chairman of the Board of Clark County Councilors, will be the guest speaker.

A Washougal Parks Board meeting will occur after the ceremony.

The city purchased 17.81 acres from Schmid Family Limited Partnership I for $599,000. The money, from park impact fees, is in the city’s 2016 budget.

Washougal will receive $299,500 from Clark County Conservation Futures to pay for half of the acquisition. The city plans to seek grants from the State Recreation and Conservation Office and other organizations, to develop the property.