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Posted on: October 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Issaquah's Newest Park Honors Historic Figure

Issaquah's newest park is named for one of our community's early entrepreneurs.

Sena Park, located along Issaquah Creek near the new Atlas apartment project, is named for Sena Wold, a notable 20th century poultry farmer.

Following the recommendation from the Issaquah Park Naming Committee and the Park Board, the City Council recently authorized the name for Sena Park.

In the late 1870s, Lars Wold purchased property in the Issaquah. Eventually, a portion of the land claim became the property of his daughter, Sena. 

By the 1930s, Sena was an educated and well-known poultry farmer. Her hens won awards for their egg-laying. 

In 1932, Sena traveled to London to participate in the World Poultry Congress — a milestone in an era when it was significant for women to travel from Issaquah to Seattle and back, let alone another continent.

The newly named park occupies the same area adjacent to Issaquah Creek as Sena's poultry farm.

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