Stewart Waterfront Park is one of our most beautiful and private areas. The park’s edge is a ribbon of garden and walkway along the Squamscott River and includes the Town landing & boardwalk area. I am there often and am quite familiar with it’s rhythms and users. It seems to me we have all come to respect the area and understand the linkage between vista and place. The park is huge once one connects fully with the view. Jonathan Ring has the Point most mornings to himself as he begins his day, tea in hand.
I spoke with a woman once at the park who detailed her preference on reading there as it allowed her “mind to wander” . Her home on Linden Street being so heavily treed.
It’s very quiet and tranquil.
Lovers trysts, counselors with their clients, Moms pushing strollers, disabled visitors in power wheelchairs, friends engaged in quiet conversation. This wonderful space absorbs and embraces all these visitors throughout the day & evening.
It is a very special place and greater efforts should have been made to protect this gem.