Arson fire destroys playground equipment at Echo Lake Park

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Playground equipment destroyed at Echo Lake
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

By Diane Hettrick

Just after midnight on Friday, April 1, 2022, Shoreline Fire was dispatched to Echo Lake Park to extinguish a fire in the playground.

It didn't look much better by daylight
Photo by Marla Tullio

The heat of the fire has compromised the structure such that a complete replacement will be needed at an estimated cost of $200,000. The play area has been cordoned off and will probably not be restored until summer.

The Parks department and Shoreline police are on the case.

Before the arson, the play equipment was bright and inviting
Photo by Pat Deagan

Echo Lake Park was renovated under the previous Parks bond and was opened in March 2015. (see article

The playground was designed for use by preschoolers and was a popular destination year round.


Anonymous,  April 2, 2022 at 7:24 PM  

So sad to see this kind of destruction. Nobody wins.

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