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Cougar Park’s cable ride repaired

Cougar Park cable ride fixed.

Mill Creek’s popular cable ride is ready for service after being out of commission for over a month. According to a City of Mill Creek spokesperson, a bolt in the pulley assembly may have failed due to a stress fracture. The repair was performed under warranty at no cost to the City.

The cable ride is designed specifically for older children and is a safe version of a zip line.

Cougar Park’s cable ride temporarily out of commission

Cougar Park cable ride broken.

Mill Creek’s popular cable ride has been out of commission for the past few weeks because of a broken part. The Cougar Park cable ride is designed specifically for older children and is a safe version of a zip line.

A City of Mill Creek spokesperson said the equipment is under warranty by the local supplier, but the replacement part had to be special ordered from the German manufacturer.

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New Cable Ride, Zip Line at Cougar Park.

The City of Mill Creek has installed a cable ride at Cougar Park. The cable ride is designed specifically for older children and is a safe version of a zip line.

Rest assured that this expenditure did not come out of the City of Mill Creek's beleaguered General Fund. This equipment was included in the original Cougar Park Master Plan and was funded by mitigation fees collected from developers specifically for park improvements. By law, this money could not be used for anything else but Cougar Park improvements. The total cost of the installation was $41,000.

First Annual Relay For Life of Mill Creek

the first annual Relay for Life of Mill Creek will be held on June 2, 2012

The first annual Relay for Life of Mill Creek will begin at McCollum Park at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 2nd. The relay starts with the opening ceremony and opening lap that honors cancer survivors and their caregivers.  After the first lap, all teams join in to keep the relay going until 9:00 AM Sunday morning. Pizza, hot dogs, burgers, and more will be available with all proceeds going to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Another Relay highlight is the Luminaria Ceremony that takes place at 10:00 p.m., honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. The track will be surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria may be purchased for $5.00 at the event, or by visiting the event website www.RelayForLife.org/millcreekwa .

2012 Mutt March for a cause features many activities

2012 Mutt March for a cause has many activities for dogs and owners

The 2012 Mutt March is more than just the 5K walk from McCollum Park to the Mill Creek Town Center and back. There will be plenty for dogs and their owners to do, from water-dog training clinics, to performances by Washington Owners of Flying Disc Dogs, to the YMCA K9 Costume Contest. Participants can choose to support either the Rotary Club’s First Harvest or Chase Away K9 Cancer. There will be fun activities on both Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd at McCollum Park.

Join hundreds of dog lovers at Mutt March 2012 to help support two great organizations: Chase Away K9 Cancer and Rotary First Harvest (which supports local food banks). This year, you choose which organization you would like to help when you register for the walk. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for Mutt March participants. Check in time for the 5K dog walk is 8 AM. The walk goes from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. You can register here: 2012 Mutt March Regisration

Farmer's Market at Willis Tucker Park

Farmers Market at Willis Tucker opens June 1

Opening day for the Farmer's Market will be Friday June 1st from 3-7pm at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296.

The mission of Farmers Market at Willis Tucker is to create a gathering place where members of the local community can support and learn from local farmers, food vendors, and artisans. In order to provide customers with a full and varied market experience, the market managers are carefully selecting vendors based on quality, customer service, quantity, and uniqueness.

This year's market season will run from June 1st to September 14th.

The park is a forested 84-acre site immediately adjacent to Silver Firs, The Highlands, and Snohomish Cascade; three miles east of Mill Creek. The park is home to the Park Department's administration offices, a very popular water spray park, an off-leash dog area, and movies in the park each summer.

Mill Creek’s North Creek Park reopens

North Creek Park boardwalk

As of April 1st, the floating boardwalk running through North Creek Park is again available for use. Snohomish County’s extensive repair is complete so that visitors to this wetlands open space can walk among North Creek’s bogs and streams without getting wet.

According to Noah Haglund of the Everett Herald, Snohomish County spent $180,000 to replace the old and failing pontoons on the three-quarter of a mile boardwalk. The new Styrofoam floatation is encased in a high impact resistant polyethylene coating that is guaranteed to last a minimum of 15 years. The project began late last year and has just been completed.