Allan Yorke Park is about to receive a colorful new addition to the play area.
Savannah Miller-O’Malley of Savy Jane Studios started painting the this week, and the city hopes to have it completed by Bonney Lake Days.
“This is the first work of art that our Arts Commission has commissioned,” said Bonney Lake Special Events Coordinator Gary Leaf.
The mural will be on the south side of the park’s restrooms facing the playground at the park.
The mural has a budget of $2,500.
This will be Miller-O’Malley’s second mural, after completing the city of Fife’s first mural back in 2013.
The Bonney Lake mural, which does not yet have a title, features several scenic views from around the Bonney Lake area, including Mount Rainier and the classic Bonney Lake ducks from the city’s official logo.
Although Miller-O’Malley grew up in Puyallup, she would drive with her family through Bonney Lake nearly every weekend to get to a cabin they were building near Enumclaw.
“The first thing I think of when I’m in Bonney Lake is when you come over the hill and you start to go down and you see the beautiful mountain,” she said. “It is my favorite view of the mountain. It’s a cool staple for me in that area.”
Miller-O’Malley also had a job in Bonney Lake while she was in high school, and her mother is a principle at Bonney Lake Elementary.
Much of Miller-O’Malley’s work incorporates bright, vibrant colors, and the Bonney Lake mural will be no exception.
“My dream when I was six years old was to be the person who created and named the Crayola crayon colors,” she said. “For me, all my art is bold and vibrant because that is what makes me feel the most.”