On November 10 2009, only 3 weeks after we opened the park, Marysville school caught fire. Luckily all the students were evacuated from the building by the staff and taken to a nearby Library. The school is about 50% destroyed. The park was not damaged but is now fenced off to keep people out of the damaged buildings. It is hoped that the park will be able to reopen soon so at least the people in the neighborhood can use it. The children are now attending school across town in a school that had previously been closed down.