Project Labyrinth’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Fall Equinox Celebration 5-7pm at Fairhaven Park, The events include live music from harpist Christine Magnussen and flutist Sage Waters.
After four years of planning and working, Project Labyrinth’s efforts to build the first public outdoor labyrinth in Whatcom County is nearing completion, just in time for a fall equinox today.
The 57-foot diameter labyrinth has been built on the upper pavilion of Fairhaven Park, near the tennis courts. Its layout was inspired by the pattern of a sunflower, and spirals in the design are repeated in the labyrinth’s center.
“It’s a piece of art,” said Kathy Harris, a member of volunteer group Project Labyrinth. “There’s a beautiful bronze centerpiece.”
Labyrinths have deep and ancient roots, they are tools for contemplation.
The labyrinth in Fairhaven Park was designed by Chuck Nafziger, an Alger resident and a retired mechanical engineer.