EDITOR’S NOTE: The date of this public event is actually Saturday, March 14. We apologize for any confusion.
Remember the old Hill Ward property in Lakewood? The creepy, graffiti-scrawled, crumbling ruins at Fort Steilacoom Park was demolished once and for all a year ago.
On Saturday, Lakewood will celebrate the transformation of the Hill Ward from one-time Western State Hospital prison farm dormitory, to long-time public nuisance, to a landscaped community setting overlooking Waughop Lake.
The city, county and the state contributed more than $693,000 to restore the property.