Kiwanis Methow Park

A new kiosko is now open at Kiwanis Methow Park in Wenatchee. The 874-square-foot kiosko is sited at the 55,000-square-foot park at 420 Methow St.

According to a press release, the kiosko will provide “a central gathering space and cultural anchor in Wenatchee.” It was designed by architect Fivedot in collaboration with Site Workshop, who were the prime landscape architect for the project. The kiosko was made for Trust for Public Land and the city of Wenatchee.

When designing the kiosko, Fivedot worked with Site Workshop to understand the deep history, desires and needs of the predominantly Latino community in South Wenatchee that live near the park. The project team worked with the community to design the kiosko which is intended to anchor the new park and provide a visual point of cultural identity for the community.

The kiosko features deep overhangs and steel arches. It also has concrete benches decorated with murals by artist Claire Barnett with Seattle Mosaic. The mosaic designs originate from Seattle Mosaic Arts workshops led by Claire. Members of the Wenatchee community created the various plates which Barnett later installed.

The kiosko is a space for both casual gatherings and organized community events. It is a central feature of Kiwanis Methow Park which was re-opened to the public, following significant renovations, in January 2020. The park provides a rare green space within a 10-minute walk for five million people.

The full kiosko project team was: Fivedot, architect; KCRI, contractor; Site Workshop, landscape architect — prime; Stantec, electrical engineer; Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer; Claire Barnett with Seattle Mosaic Arts, murals; Terry Valdez, art coordination; and photography by Stuart Isett.



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