• Kinnear Park slated for renovation to make it safer


    A park in Lower Queen Anne is getting cleaned up, which will cost taxpayers nearly $1 million.

    There is nearly 25,000 square feet of invasive vegetation in Kinnear Park, that will have to go to make the park a safer place.

    Dave Winfield was teaching Faith Mulugeta a tennis lesson on the crumbling court in the park when KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Deborah Horne told them that the park is slated for renovation. They didn’t know about the cleanup.

    “There’s another way to take out invasive plants without having to cut down all the trees. That’s how I see it,” said Winfield.

    “Also, I think it’s bad that all the other animal species are losing their homes. All the squirrels. How are they going to live around this area," said Mulugeta. 

    Over the last two decades, a couple bodies have been found in the park. Five years ago, it was used for a drug gang. Also, there have been several homeless encampments. 

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