A City of Port Orchard illustration from 2018 depicts preliminary plans for Rockwell Park and the future Waterfront Park. (City of Port Orchard illustration)

A City of Port Orchard illustration from 2018 depicts preliminary plans for Rockwell Park and the future Waterfront Park. (City of Port Orchard illustration)

Rockwell Park ribbon cutting is June 14

PORT ORCHARD — Rockwell Park, the City of Port Orchard’s newest micro-park, will be opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 14.

The ceremony, to take place at 2:30 p.m., will be staged at the new park, 1101 Bay St, in Port Orchard.

The park is between the Marlee Apartments and the Comfort Inn and features beach access, terraced seat walls, picnic areas and a kayak launch point.

Mayor Rob Putaansuu encourages residents to attend the ceremony. Last year, he lauded plans for the park as being conducive for family picnics and for visitors to sit and gaze out at Sinclair Inlet.

“We have a great kayak launch point and a sandy beach there,” Putaansuu said, “as well as some interpretive signs. I think this is a great little pocket park.”

The city received $309,000 from the state Legislature for the park in 2017. The mayor said the city also has plans for a second waterfront park addition, a similarly small park design that will be situated downtown and be connected to the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway now under construction. Funding for the addition has not yet been identified.

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