Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer addresses a crowd of 200-250 this morning in dedicating the reopened McEuen Park at the park's Veterans Memorial Plaza. (Coeur d'Alene Today photo: Keith Erickson)
It was a day has that been decades in the making. McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene officially opened to the public on Saturday, with all of its attractions ready for the first time to be enjoyed by a community thrilled with its newest gem. “It really is a wonderful day to be a resident of Coeur d’Alene,” Mayor Steve Widmyer told a large gathering at the Grand Plaza overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene. Numerous officials—including engineers, architects, planners and landscapers—applauded the efforts of all those involved with the 20-acre park transformation. But the day belonged to the community; to those who will enjoy the park for generations thanks to the vision, determination and commitment of so many. “It’s absolutely awesome; the change is excellent,” said Jennifer Snyder of Coeur d’Alene as she watched dozens of kids splashing and smiling on the colorful water features of the splash pad. “What an awesome place for people of all ages”/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here.
Question: Did you attend the dedication ceremonies this morning? Thoughts?