School's almost out for Summer, which means it's time for picnics,
fishing and general kicking up of heels and sandals at the park.
Snohomish has a zillion parks to choose from it seems. From "pocket
parks" to parks filled with amenities, there will be no shortage of
places to take the family for some fun in the sun. Here's a short video
of some of the parks we mention below! *Scroll down to see some exciting
news about the future of our park projects.
CLICK HERE for a video tour of our parks.
CLAYTOWN KIDS PARK 329 Ave. I
is a charming park west of Avenue D. It just received new play
equipment last year, and is what the city calls a "pocket park." It
serves many neighborhoods and is an important part of the community.
CADY LANDING 40 Maple Avenue
you follow Maple Avenue south, you'll arrive at the boat launch and
Cady Landing. This park is suitable for people waiting for fisherman, or
accessing the Riverfront Trail which leads to all of Historic Downtown
shops and eateries.
FERGUSON PARK 1330 Ferguson Park
play equipment and access to another boat launch, Ferguson Park is
located near Haggen and the Post Office. After running errands you can
take the kids to explore and burn off some energy.
FISCHER POCKET PARK 1214 Madrona Dr.
This is another pocket park serving neighborhoods off 13th Street in Snohomish.
HILL PARK 1610 Park
is a gorgeous park on Blackman's Lake and has all park amenities
including bathroom facilities, and covered picnic areas. It's beautiful
and peaceful and a great way to spend a sunny day.
KLA HA YA PARK 1117 First
park can be accessed along the Riverfront Trail or from above on First
Street. It has sprawling grass and picnic benches for picnics and
watching life go by.
MORGANTOWN PARK 200 Long Street
a neat park serving neighborhoods east of Maple and is located between
Short and Long Streets. A gravel parking lot outlines the parking areas
in this neighborhood. Fields and play equipment make this a great spot
PILCHUCK PARK 169 Cypress
You've likely been to
this park to watch sports, but during the summer it is a fun spot to
meet friends and shoot hoops, picnic and enjoy all the beauty
surrounding you. This park has full amenities as well.
SKATE PARK 400 Pine
to the Boys and Girls Club, this skate park gets used by kids young and
old. The things they can do on their skates and bicycles is amazing.
Head on down and check out some of the tricks they do!
spoke with Ann Stanton, project manager for parks and recreation in
Snohomish, and the big news is the purchase of the Eastside Rail
Corridor by Snohomish County. We wrote about this project in a post here,
and are excited at the prospects of an "excursion rail" or Dinner
Train, and a commuter rail that will put residents who live in Snohomish
at their job site in say, Woodinville.
The city purchased another parcel of land, which you can read more about here,
which will include an off-leash dog park and walking trails to serve
the planned 200 homes that are projected to be built over the next few
This city is also planning to close on a purchase of land
from the Stocker family along Lincoln Street, a popular place for
drop-in fishing and parking for the many soccer competitions that
compete here. Plans for this 20-acre parcel are mostly conservation,
with the land being used much the same as it is used now, with hopes to
extend the Riverfront Trail to Lincoln Street, and onward toward Monroe.
put it best, Snohomish is developing as a place for an "urban
lifestyle in the country." But with all of these recent changes and
future developments, the city wonders if there is an area of parks and
recreation that we are not meeting. If you have thoughts please send an email to Ann.