John O. Linde Community Park Dedication
San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) and the Linde family invite you to attend the official dedication of John O. Linde Community Park on Saturday, September 16th at 4:30pm. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at the front entrance of the park, followed by light refreshments at the fieldhouse.
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 fieldhouse. The operations and maintenance of completed areas of the facility is managed by Island Rec.
The park is located at the end of Carter Avenue. We ask that you park in the main parking lot of the park for the event. We hope that you can join us for this special dedication.