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County will contribute to city park upgrades


October 7, 2013

Seven cities in Snohomish County will benefit from a total of $460,000 in county funds to upgrade their local parks. Improvements range from trails to gazebos to lighting.

The cities – Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mountlake Terrace and Mukilteo – collectively invested $4 million in park projects. The county’s 2013 REET II bond funding package provided the additional funds to improve nine local parks.

“It’s important that children in Snohomish County have a safe place to play,” said Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. “New playground equipment, trails, benches and lighting make parks inviting to children and provide great opportunities for adults to enjoy the natural beauty we have here in Snohomish County.”

Executive Lovick, county councilmembers and county parks staff will present ceremonial checks to city representatives beginning today, Oct. 7; presentations will continue through November.

The cities will receive amounts ranging from $10,000 to $80,000, and plan to invest the money in the following ways:

· Arlington - $50,000 for new restrooms with full ADA access at Haller Park and Trailhead.

· Edmonds - $80,000 for a playground, splash pad and ADA upgrades at Edmonds City Park

· Everett - $75,000 for new playground equipment at Henry M. Jackson Park

· Everett - $50,000 for new playground equipment at Hannabrook Park

· Lynnwood - $70,000 for an amphitheater renovation and ADA upgrades at Lynndale Park

· Marysville - $50,000 for a 10-foot-wide paved trail connecting the Bayview Trail and Centennial Trail at the 84th St. trailhead

· Mountlake Terrace - $10,000 for a new gazebo at Bicentennial Park

· Mountlake Terrace - $20,000 for new playground equipment, benches and lighting at Firefighters Memorial Park

· Mukilteo - $55,000 for renovation of the Big Gulch Trail and 92nd St. Park.

For more information about these projects, please contact Parks Director Tom Teigen at 425-388-6617 or


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