Benches were put in at Fields Bridge Park, Mary S. Young Park and McLean House as part of a Community Legacy Project

TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Representatives from the West Linn Lions club, West Linn Parks and Recreation and the McLean House gathered around the newly-installed bench at the McLean House April 24.Representatives from the West Linn Lions club, the McLean House and the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department gathered April 24 to commemorate the installation of a new bench on the grounds of the historic McLean House.

It was the third and final bench added to West Linn parks as part of a Community Legacy Project to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Lions International service club.

The other benches were installed at Fields Bridge Park and Mary S. Young Park.

"The Legacy Project was an effort by Lions International to make an impact in our communities," Lions club member Mark Parrish said. "We as a club got together and decided we would purchase benches for the parks and memorialize the Lions and this effort into our city parks."

Parrish said that in total, the project cost about $2,500.

McLean House manager Diane Harju said the new bench was in an ideal spot.

"You can look at the house, look at the river and see the rest of the property," Harju said. "It's a nice location ... it gives you a chance to look at everything (the Lions) have done for this property."

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