Aberdeen begins process to remove birch trees at Sam Benn Park

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department
The City received a grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to help complete a majority of this work. The trees were planted after World War One to honor those who fought in that conflict and the City will replace the trees during the renovation of that part of the park. Over the past several years, the trees have begun to show their age with disease and rot.  As a result, we have lost a couple during recent storms. 

Aberdeen begins phase 2 of Sam Benn Park restoration project

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The City of Aberdeen will formally break ground on their second phase of the Sam Benn Park Restoration project this Wednesday.
This $227,000 project will repair cracks and install a new coating over the tennis courts, install ADA sidewalks, as well as sitting areas adjacent to, and below, the tennis courts. Parks Director Karl Harris tells us the sitting area below the tennis courts will officially be named “Liz Preble Court” in honor of a long time member of the Parks Board.

Funding for this project will come from the Recreational Conservation Office (RCO), Real Estate Excise Taxes (REET) and City crews.

Harris added that they will be replacing the sidewalk and trees along the Memorial Walk in addition to adding new parking along the roadway. The Memorial Walk project was scheduled to begin this summer but had to be postponed to next year due to scheduling conflicts. – Both of these projects are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2014.