Event date January 9, 2019 - January 20, 2019
The $1.4 million, 65 acre McCormick Village Park ribbon cutting ceremony took place December 21 with the ceremony attended by the mayor and Port Orchard civic officials and the 26th Legislative District’s three-person delegation. State representatives Michelle Caldier and Jesse Young were at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, as was newly elected state Senator Emily Randall. The three helped snip the red ribbon signifying the project’s completion.
The park was checked out by a few residents, old and young, testing some of the park’s amenities.
The City of Port Orchard applied for funding from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office in 2014. The agency awarded the city a local grant for $700,000, which was paired with $600,000 generated from developer fees by GEM I LLC. McCormick Land Company donated the acreage for the project. The fees had been allocated for a Kitsap County park but were transferred to the city when it annexed the McCormick Woods area. City impact fees also were applied to the park construction work.
The park includes sidewalks and paths, pedestrian bridge and boardwalk, picnic space, play areas and play structures, a splash pad water-play feature, fenced dog park areas, paved parking stalls, drainage structures, and landscaping and irrigation. Additional elements not finished this summer and fall will be undertaken later, weather permitting.
Address: McCormick Village Park, 2628 SW Old Clifton Rd, Port Orchard, WA 98367