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Wind storm damage limits Pioneer Park use


December 9, 2020

A wind-blown tree didn’t just crash onto the covered picnic area at Pioneer Park last week.

It also crashed plans the public might have had to access park facilities for a while.

The Town has closed off much of the park and its hiking trails while hazard and damage assessments are conducted following a severe windstorm that brought gale force gusts to the La Conner area a week ago Monday.

The most obvious point of concern is the status of the park’s log-framed pavilion, which caught the brunt of a fallen tree snapped off during the storm.

“We are assessing the damage,” Mayor Ram...

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