North Bend Ready to Unveil Improvements to EJ Roberts Park

The City of North Bend is inviting the community to stop by EJ Roberts Park, 500 Thrasher Avenue NE, on April 20th to see the recently completed improvements to the city’s beloved park.

City Officials and staff will be on hand for the celebration which starts at 4:30PM and features a ribbon cutting ceremony,

EJ Roberts Park. Photo: City of North Bend.
EJ Roberts Park. Photo: City of North Bend.

games, giveaways and refreshments – including barbequed hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages.

Recent upgrades to EJ Roberts Park include a new picnic shelter, barbecue grill, playground equipment – as well as a replacement bridge and enhanced landscaping..

4.9-acre EJ Roberts Park is located in northeast area of downtown North Bend, within the Silver Creek neighborhood and features basketball and tennis courts, paved trails and playground equipment.

According to a parks survey performed by the City of North Bend in summer of 2015, residents noted a need for improving the popular park. The upgrades were part of the city’s ongoing capital improvement projects.

Most of the improvements happened in the southwest corner of the park where the existing [failed] wooden pedestrian bridge was replaced and stretches across a floodway channel. The new picnic shelter is a 6-post hexagon shaped structure, built on a concrete pad. Kids will also be happy as of the aging playground equipment was also replaced.

So stop by on April 20th and check out the newly improved EJ Roberts Park in downtown North Bend!

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  • EJ Roberts was a good man, he donated this land to the City to create a park for the Silver Creek neighborhood because at the time I-90 (now North Bend Way) ran through the middle of town and there were no parks north of it. I sure wish they wouldn’t have planted grass in the “floodway channel”, the skunk cabbage blooming in there was the first sign of spring when I was a kid.

    1. R Evans,
      Can you tell me who EJ Roberts was, for whom this park is named? My great-grandfather was EJ Roberts, but he lived in Spokane. I doubt it’s the same person. Am just curious though…who this EJ Roberts was.
      Dick Roberts

  • By God there are a couple of sprigs of skunk cabbage still popping up in there, they’ll be gone once it’s mowed.

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