PHOTOS: Scenes From Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Evergreen Aquatics Center

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On Saturday morning (May 1), numerous residents and dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at White Center’s Evergreen Community Aquatics Center, marking the official grand re-opening of the pool, which was closed by the county last August.

On hand with large, oversized, fully-functioning sharp scissors were King County Executive Dow Constantine, Rep. Sharon Nelson, Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, Deputy Mayor Rose Clark, Evergreen Aquatic General Manager Joel Schweiger, Rep. Eileen Cody, and Greg Duff, former President of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council.

After the ceremonies, the pool was opened to all for a free swim.

The next free swim will be after the White Center Spring Cleanup on Saturday, May 15th (more info here from our sister site The White Center Blog).

Here are Photos taken by Michael Brunk at Monday’s re-opening:

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5 Responses to “PHOTOS: Scenes From Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Evergreen Aquatics Center”
  1. Julie says:

    What am I doing wrong….slideshow does not appear to be working?

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    • Michael says:

      Hi Julie,
      I just checked and it’s working OK for me. It does require Flash and this one is manually advanced by clicking on the image to move to the next. They only automatically advance when we include a soundtrack.

      Do our other recent slideshows work for you?

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  2. Julie says:

    Thanks! I(t does work that way, guess I have become lazy.)

    And thanks for the great coverage. It was a great day in White Center – having that pool open means so many will learn to swim (or get to swim) who might never have that chance.

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  3. yo says:

    What are City of Burien officials doing there?
    The pool is NOT in Burien, whats more, Burien refused to include
    Evergreen Pool in their annexation because it would have cost
    the City of Burien “to much money” to operate a swimming pool.

    Also, Constantine has some nerve showing up for this event.
    He is the one who “couldn’t find any money” to keep it open
    in the first place!

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