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IV.  Recommended Park Improvements

The following is a summary of specific projects identified in the Demand and Need analysis. This list is a basic summary and does not include improvements identified through the Asset Maintenance Plan, projects that are expected to be generated by analysis identified in this Snohomish County Park and Recreation Element (Park Element) (e.g. Recreation Area Plans and Historic/Cultural Interpretation Program) or unanticipated opportunities that the county may wish to pursue. This list identifies projects that are recommended for completion, as funding is available and as otherwise appropriate.

Table 11.  Recommended Improvements

Need

Project

Description

FAC.1.

LOS Identified Improvements

Provide a minimum of 15 new active recreation facilities, 11 new passive recreation facilities, 6 new developed Regional Trails miles, 1 new mile of waterfront, 43 new campsites and 393 new parking spaces.

FAC.2.

ADA Improvements

Continued accessibility improvements at existing parks, as well as incorporation of accessibility features into larger capital projects and inclusion in new site developments.

FAC.4.

Park Renovations

Renovate Kayak Point, Wenberg and Flowing Lake Parks as well as the Evergreen State Fairgrounds

FAC.4.

Life-Cycle Replacements

Complete life-cycle replacements as identified and prioritized in the Snohomish County Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) Asset Maintenance Plan.

FAC.4.

Additional park improvements

Utilize level-of-service methodology to provide improvements to serve additional population at existing parks, when appropriate

FAC.5.

Water Access

Acquire and develop at least one additional saltwater access property

FAC.5.

Water Access

Complete the Snohomish River Estuary Recreation Area Plan and complete improvements/acquisition based upon recommendations

FAC.5.

Water Access

Improve saltwater access at Meadowdale Beach through access improvements in the vicinity of the railroad crossing

FAC.5.

Water Access

Provide additional parking access to Meadowdale Beach

FAC.5.

Water Access

Acquire and develop additional lake access park(s)

FAC.5.

Water Access

Participate in capital improvement projects at the 10th St. Boat Launch as required through agreement with the Port of Everett and City of Everett

FAC.5.

Water Access

Renovate Kayak Point Park to allow continued use of this popular facility

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop park-based trails at Heybrook Ridge

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop park-based trails at Flowing Lake Park

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop Reiter Foothills trailhead

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop West Lake Roesiger trailhead

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop Wellington Hills County Park-based trails as part of site development

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop the CT south of the City of Snohomish to King County

FAC.6.

Trails

Develop the CT spur between the City of Snohomish to the City of Monroe and acquire land as needed for the improvement

FAC.6.

Trails

Complete trail acquisition from the City of Monroe to the King County line and complete development

FAC.6.

Trails

Identify and develop a connection to the Centennial Trail from the City of Stanwood through the City of Arlington (possible bikeway project)

FAC.6.

Trails

Continue to provide improvements along regional trail corridors to address public identified priorities

FAC.6.

Trails

Complete development of the Whitehorse Trail, including trailhead development and acquisitions, as needed

FAC.6.

Trails

Acquire and develop trailheads on all Regional Trails at a minimum spacing of 2 – 6 miles apart

FAC.6.

Trails

Support Public Works in the completion of the North Creek Trail

FAC.6.

Trails

Provide trail/bikeway connections between public facilities, as feasible

FAC.6.

Trails

Consider and provide paved or soft surface trails at parks as appropriate

FAC.7.

Equestrian

Renovate and improve equestrian facilities at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds

FAC.7.

Equestrian

Develop the Whitehorse Trail and provide equestrian trailheads

FAC.7.

Equestrian

Provide additional equestrian trailhead access to the Paradise Valley Conservation Area

FAC.7.

Equestrian

Make trail improvements at Lord Hill, as needed

FAC.7.

Equestrian

Develop West Lake Roesiger trailhead for equestrian access

FAC.8.

Camping

Expand camping at Kayak Point Park

FAC.8.

Camping

Expand camping at Flowing Lake Park

FAC.8.

Camping

Move camping at River Meadows to upper terrace

FAC.8.

Camping

Make improvements to existing campgrounds as identified and prioritized by Camping Team

FAC.8.

Camping

Provide additional convenience camping

FAC.8.

Camping

Replace ranger stations at Kayak Point and Flowing Lake Parks

FAC.8.

Camping

Provide new camping areas as feasible and appropriate

FAC.8.

Camping

Develop camping opportunities along the Whitehorse Trail

FAC.9.

Aquatic Facility

Acquire and develop a new aquatic facility to support competition events and maximize return on investment

FAC.10.

Athletic Facility

Acquire and develop a new regional athletic field facility

FAC.11.

Sky Valley Sportsman’s Park

Complete master planning for Sky Valley Sportsman’s Park and pursue development as indicated by master planning process and evaluation of partnership opportunities

FAC.12.

Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Complete master planning update process and pursue improvements as indicated by master plan

FAC.12.

Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Complete annual improvements utilizing fund 180 and project prioritization process

FAC.13.

Sustainable Operations Action Plan (SOAP) Implementation

Complete system improvements which further the goals of the SOAP.

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