Expanding and Enhancing Social Networks and Cultural Opportunities

  • Central Play ParkThe City of Hoquiam received a $200k from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to completely redevelop Art Pocklington Central Play Park in Hoquiam. The new park will feature a spray park, playground, picnic shelter and improved aesthetics. The aesthetic design was inspired by a rendering created through the Vision 2020 process that showed our local parks coming to life.
  • The Grays Harbor County Health Department has completed a community health assessment and convened a task force to prioritize actions that will promote wellness and increase access to health care and health-related information. Findings are provided at healthygh.org.
  • This year’s YMCA Healthy Kids Day event provided family-fun activities and nutritional education to 219 participants.
  • The Harbor Minister’s Fellowship planned and organized a 9/11 Remembrance Event at Stewart Field in Aberdeen. The Washington State National Guard Band performed along with a 50-piece local band. Law enforcement, firefighters and military attended in uniform and over a thousand participants turned out to show their support.
  • educationThe range of educational offerings at Grays Harbor College continues to expand. This past year, the College added computer skills for seniors, exercise classes, photography, business classes, along with technical programming such as industrial controls. The College has expanded outreach to the North Beach area and introduced more hybrid in-person/online courses to reduce travel time and expense for students.
  • Our Aberdeen provide notices and summaries of City meetings, cultural events and volunteer opportunities through a free daily e-news service, an approach other communities may adopt in coming months.