Hamllik Park mural unveiling set for Saturday, July 6

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A group of Washougal residents created a mural (above), which was installed onto the bathroom facility at Hamllik Park in June 2024. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kathy Huntington)

The city of Washougal, the East County Citizens Alliance (ECCA), and the Washougal Arts and Culture Foundation (WACA), will hold a dedication ceremony for Hamllik Park’s recently completed community mural at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6.

“This project was designed and painted by the community, and that’s what made it so rewarding,” ECCA said in a Facebook post. “We look forward to seeing you on July 6, to celebrate this new piece of public art in our community.”

The mural was created by Washougal residents, guided by local muralist Travis London, in April, and installed onto three sides of the park’s bathroom building on June 25.

“The mural project stands as an example of the power and beauty of a community coming together to beautify a public space,” said ECCA volunteer Kathy Huntington. “The project was designed to include community input at every stage. … There was magic in the different personalities, talents, ideas and styles that came forth and the flexibility and grace shown towards one another at the community events and throughout the process. A variety of individuals who had never met one another worked collaboratively side by side to create something unique and lasting. There was inspiration, joy, creative problem-solving, respectful conversation. There was power in creating something bigger than any one of us.”