photo by Steve Shay
The dedication of upgrades to Moshier Park Field in Burien took place Thursday, Dec. 6. The event was hosted by John Boyd, one of three Exec. Directors of Highline Schools K-12. He is also involved with their athletic program. He was the popular high school principal at Chief Sealth for seven years before that. Pictured L-R: Montae Ringwater, sophomore, Steven Roemer, Burien Parks Manager, Butch Lovelace, King County Parks, Tyrone Curry, Sr., Highline School Board, John Boyd, Michael D. Spear, Highline School Board, Angelica Alvarez, Highline School Bd. Pres., Michael Lafreniere, Parks, Rec & Cultural Serv. Dir. & Zach Mahn, senior.

Moshier Park Field dedicated

Highline students, including football players, joined leaders from Highline Public Schools, the City of Burien and King County Parks and Recreation Division for the dedication of upgrades to Moshier Park Field Thursday, Dec. 6.

Highline School District and the City of Burien partnered to create a safer, more functional practice field at Moshier Park for use by school and community teams. Poor drainage kept the field covered with water and unusable for 
several months each year. A new drainage system was designed and installed, and
 the field was hydro-seeded.

Half of the cost of the $38,425 project was funded by
 Highline Public Schools and the City of Burien, and the King County Parks and
 Recreation Youth Sports Facilities Grant Program awarded a $20,000 matching grant.

The event was hosted by John Boyd, one of three Exec. Directors of Highline Schools K-12. He is also involved with their athletic program. He is the former Chief Sealth High School Principal for seven years.

Said Boyd, "Our District Athletic Director Terri McMahan is out on leave right now, but she is really the person to put all the muscle behind this to get this done and to help coordinate this along with the City of Burien and King County Parks."

Burien City Manager Mike Martin thanked the partnerships, and said he was pleased that the Bearcat team now had a quality field on which to play. He introduced Butch Lovelace of the King County Parks Department, then Steven Roemer, Burien Parks Manager.

"The project area is about 45,000 square feet, Roemer said. "We put in 2-inch perforated pipe going back and forth across the fields. It collects at the ends. Excess goes off into the storm drains. It's a little mushy now, but trust me. It would be like a waterbed out here if we didn't do it."

Six suited up student football players represented, including Montae Ringwater, sophomore, a running back, corner, and wide receiver, and Zach Mahn, senior, linebacker, who helped with the ribbon-cutting.

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