The Rotary Club of Kirkland’s Cross Kirkland Corridor Pavilion project is nearly four years in the making, and this month the project is approaching completion.  The picnic Pavilion was largely funded by the Rotary club and recently installed by the city of Kirkland.  All that remains to complete the Pavilion project is installation of picnic tables purchased with the assistance of a Rotary District 5030 grant, and railroad history signage funded by a grant from 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, and with assistance from the Kirkland Heritage Society.
Two years ago, the Pavilion site was cleared by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kirkland and other community groups.  Two large cottonwood trees were removed and native plants purchased thanks to funding from the Kirkland Parks Foundation.  Native plants and split rail fencing were installed by Rotary volunteers; original rails and history signs were afforded with funding provided by 4Culture.  Volunteer labor, grant money, and technical services contributed by Kirkland’s Apex Steel allowed the Rotary club to complete installation of original rails.  A classic railroad semaphore, or train signal, was donated by former Kirkland attorney Robert Tjossem and installed recently by Rotary volunteers, again with assistance from Apex Steel.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland is thankful for the support of the city of Kirkland, the Kirkland Parks Foundation, the Kirkland Heritage Society, King County 4Culture, Apex Steel, Robert Tjossem, and Rotary District 5030 for their support and collaboration in accomplishing this historic Kirkland project.