City of Tillamook News & Public Notices

May 2014 069

COATSVILLE PARK GRAND OPENING–SATURDAY, MAY 17th

Grand Opening Ceremony for the Newly Renovated

Coatsville Park Located at 1404 Ninth Street

(Formerly Known As 9th Street Park)

The grand opening was a great success!  Kids played, and a member of the Coats family cut the ribbon!  The City is happy to see the citizens of Tillamook enjoying the updated amenities!

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TILLAMOOK, Ore., May 6, 2014 — The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Coatsville Park is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12 o’clock noon. The Public is invited to attend to celebrate the reopening of the newly improved and renamed Coatsville Park. Refreshments will be provided.

 

The upgrades to the park include walking and jogging concrete paths, adult exercise fitness stations, a children’s climbing arch and swing set, resurfaced tennis courts, basketball courts with standardized nets and hoops, a paved, striped parking lot and a new unisex restroom facility. The park is ADA accessible with a new picnic area containing two tables, one of which is ADA accessible at both ends. The design of the park is for multi-purpose use for young and old to enjoy.

 

The US Navy constructed the originally named Stillwell Park in the 1940’s for a naval housing community referred to as Coatsville, during WWII. Over the decades, it was known as 9th Street Park and contained two tennis courts, one basketball court, and one dual restroom facility. All of the structures at the park were worn and in need of rehabilitation or replacement. The park lawn contained no trails and provided one small children’s swing set and metal slide.

 

In the fall of 2012, the City of Tillamook applied for a grant through the State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, to rehabilitate and upgrade the park located at 1404 9th Street. Project funds requested were $184,064 with a city match of $46,015 of in-kind work and/or cash. The total project budget will be approximately $230,079. The Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency also contributed $35,000 toward the cost of the restroom facility.

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