City park or City Hall? Sequim council to decide on parcel’s fate

SEQUIM — The people need a place to play giant checkers. Dance around a Maypole. Or just blend chitchat with coffee.

So believes James Bay, the soon-to-retire Sequim Public Works Department chief.

Bay proposes a compact, concrete-padded park on a city-owned parcel on West Cedar Street.

The 12,000-square-foot lot, now a spot where city workers park and garbage bins sit, could become a downtown haven, a spot that “would intermingle the kids and the elderly people,” Bay said Monday.

It would have room for a big, lighted Christmas tree, a Maypole come spring — and bocce, board games and beanbag tossing in between.

“It would have a huge checkerboard, with 10-foot-by-10-foot squares,” said Bay.

He’d also put in benches and tables for chess and beverages.

“We need to give people a place to be,” when they need a breather from their downtown activities, Bay said.

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