Construction begins on memorial park honoring fallen local smokejumper

Mar 4, 2016 1:30 PM by News Staff

Construction begins tomorrow for a memorial park honoring a fallen local smokejumper.

Redding firefighters and volunteers will break ground on the Sheehy Memorial Fitness Park at 9 a.m. at the Swasey recreation area on Swasey Drive in west Redding.

The park is being built in honor of the late "Luke Sheehy who died at the age of 28, when a tree limb fell and killed him while fighting a fire in the Warner Mountains in Modoc County in June 2013.

The Sheehy Memorial Fitness Park will be open to the public this summer.


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