This past Saturday, March 24, the community joined together in celebration of Hing Hay Park’s expansion and re-opening. The event began with a lion dance from Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness followed by the official ribbon cutting and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team. Visitors enjoyed fun activities including face-painting, park games, fitness instruction and light refreshments.
The new park design includes a cultural performance space, with custom integrated seating that punctuates the terraces and provides micro-stages, activity areas for all community members to enjoy, including ping pong tables, seating, exercise machines, a badminton area, and shade trees. Other features include planted terraces, lighting, necessary utilities and sidewalk improvements with ADA accessibility through the park.
For more photos of the celebration, take a look at our Flickr album. All photos courtesy of @samfunphoto.