John O. Linde Park dedication

Submitted by the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District

Attend the official dedication of John O. Linde Community Park on Saturday, Sept. 16at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at the front entrance of the park, followed by light refreshments at the field house.

John O. Linde, a longtime resident of San Juan Island, District Court Judge for 21 years and San Juan County’s first Superior Court Judge had a rich history of involvement with youth sports on the island. Linde was a little league coach and umpire-in-chief for many years. He was a member of Purple and Gold and an active board member of Friday Harbor Athletic Association. John was also part of the committee that brought lights to the high school football field. Linde was passionate about youth involvement in sports and he was a key player in the early development of the community fields project.

The 30-acre park, which is still in development by Friday Harbor Athletic Association, currently features a playground, four completed fields, trails, and field house. The operations and maintenance of completed areas of the facility are managed by Island Rec staff.

The park is located at the end of Carter Avenue. Park in the main parking lot of the park for the event. We hope that you can join us for this special dedication.