Community Event to Rebuild Burned Playground
Local Businesses partnered with the Lake Goodwin Community Club and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation will host a barbecue and fundraiser to rebuild the Lake Goodwin Community Park playground that was destroyed by arson last month. The event will be held at Lake Goodwin Park, 4620 Lakewood Road, Stanwood. There is no charge to the public, but donations will be accepted in support of replacing the damaged playground equipment, including the $35,000 pirate ship.
The fire took place on July 26. Marysville Fire Department responded to the call and found the playground equipment totally ablaze. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire as arson. Damage has been estimated around $100,000.
The damaged playground equipment is being removed and Kompan, the company that manufactured the destroyed equipment has generously donated four smaller playground pieces temporarily until enough money has been raised to refurbish the playground.
The barbecue will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 22nd. Several businesses and corporations are donating, including Silvana Meats (hot dogs and hamburgers), Stanwood's Haggen Foods (buns) and Stanwood's QFC (plates, utensils, napkins and condiments).
Residents can donate through Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Fund, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296. Specify "Lake Goodwin Community Park Playground".