Plans to build a water-treatment facility at Anderson Park are among the topics on the agenda for the next Redmond Park Board meeting Thursday...

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Plans to build a water-treatment facility at Anderson Park are among the topics on the agenda for the next Redmond Park Board meeting Thursday.


The meeting is expected to draw larger than usual crowds, so the city moved it to the Park Maintenance Operations Building, at 18080 N.E. 76th St. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.


The park board plans to work on a recommendation for a possible park ballot measure. The board will also discuss acquiring land for park use, and the need for volunteers to help maintain baseball and softball fields at Hartman Park. For more information, call 425-556-2334.


Kirkland



Hodgson launching bid for City Council



Kirkland Planning Commissioner and local business owner Tom Hodgson is kicking off his bid for City Council on Friday. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 203 Market St.


Hodgson has served on the Planning Commission since 2000, and is also the current chairman of the Totem Lake Action Team.


Bellevue



Children’s museum seeking final $500,000



KidsQuest Children’s Museum, slated to open in December in Factoria Mall, is launching a community campaign to finish raising money to start the museum. People can buy inscribed leaves that will become part of the tree-house corner.


The $1,000 oak leaf includes a founding family membership with unlimited admission to the museum for one year.


Other levels are a $500 oak leaf and $250 madrona leaf.


Jennifer Beatty, development director, said the nonprofit group has raised nearly $3 million through corporate and private donations and grants. A total of $3.5 million is needed to open the museum.


For information, go to www.kidsquestmuseum.org or call KidsQuest at 425-637-8100.


King County



Recreation grants total nearly $5 million



The state Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation awarded $48 million in grants this month for 75 projects around the state to create or improve parks and trails, protect wildlife habitat and improve access to water.


King County received nearly $5 million in grants from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The money includes more than $246,000 for the Bellevue parks department to buy two remaining waterfront parcels between Meydenbauer Beach Park and the city-owned marina to create a park, and $181,525 for Redmond’s parks department to buy land to complete a 1.6-mile portion of the Bear Creek Trail corridor.


The committee was established in 1964 and funds recreation and conservation projects throughout the state.