Wilkeson seeking citizen thoughts on coke ovens

Wilkeson’s historic coke ovens – those that remain intact from the community’s boom times – have fallen into disrepair during the course of many years. Weeds have covered what was a bustling part of the town’s coal-mining success and vandals have left their mark as well.

Despite relative inattention in recent decades, a desire to preserve a visible link to Wilkeson’s past has remained. Recent work has been accomplished and now it’s the public’s turn to weigh in.

The town will present several landscape drawings for the future Coke Oven Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Town Hall.

Those drawings will be developed during a brainstorming workshop earlier  that day, a process involving about 20 community members, 11 volunteer landscape architects and seven student landscape architects from the University of Washington and Washington State University.


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