Children and parents play at new Star Park in Ferndale
Star Park is now open, eight days after hundreds of volunteers started building the playground from the ground up.
Work on the city’s newest park wrapped up at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, said Ferndale spokesman Riley Sweeney. Work on the park began May 31 and was scheduled to finish on Sunday, June 5, but unseasonably warm temperatures slowed the construction process, Sweeney said Monday.
Still, organizers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday night after ensuring the park was safe enough to play on. They then went back on Monday and Tuesday to add safety components to the park, Sweeney said.
The park is divided into two sections: A “tot lot” is geared toward children 5 and younger; the rest of the park is open for children from 5 to 13 years old, Sweeney said.
Most of the park’s features, Sweeney added, are accessible to children of all abilities. The park is located on the Ferndale Road side of Pioneer Park with a lot nearby.
According to Ferndale city code, parks close at dusk except during scheduled sporting activities or special events.