Smokey Point community park project:
On Monday. October 17, 2022, City Council approved the purchase of a 2-acre property owned by Smokey Point Community Church on Smokey Point Boulevard. The City identified this as an excellent location for a community park/civic center in the Smokey Point area. The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission has prioritized parkland in Smokey Point in the Parks Master Plan.
"The idea of developing a community park is to provide a civic space like Legion Park, where concerts, vendor fairs, and opportunities for community events are held. When civic spaces are available to communities, they not only provide residents a place to connect and take part in engaging activities, but they also help to strengthen community culture by bringing people together," Mayor Tolbert said.
Mayor Tolbert and the Parks Commission would like to assure residents that during the planning and development stages of the project, the City will put measures in place to ensure that the park is built in such a way to promote public safety and ensure that the park is designed for residents of the area to enjoy.
The Smokey Point park project is one of many areas that the City of Arlington is focusing on, including improvements to our roads, parks, and new transportation investment projects. We will keep the public informed during the planning and development stages of this project.
Jensen Park restroom project:
2023: The City is in the design process for restrooms at Jensen Park and expansion of the parking lot.
- July 2022: A new shelter was added to Haller Park at the concession area.
- August 2021: Reconstruction of Evans Park: Work includes new backstop, sidewalks, curbing around playground, wood chips in playground, new bleachers, new dugouts, re-roof restrooms, painting buildings.
- 2020: Centennial Trail– Railroad Crossing at 67th Avenue NE and 191st Street NE: Work entails reconstruction and realignment of the Centennial Trail railroad crossing and installation of an advanced warning system.
- 2018-20019: Haller Park Splash Pad: Construction of a splash pad and other associated improvements in Haller Park. The Splash Pad opened on Memorial Day weekend 2019.
- 2019: Terraces at Terrace Park: Rebuilding of the terraces and access walkway at Terrace Park. Funding provide by Snohomish County. The project construction was completed in September 2019.
The final phase of the renovation of Haller Park includes the construction of a stage for events and paving the gravel parking lot. This project is dependent on funding.
Country Charm Conservation Area
The City of Arlington purchased this property to preserve floodplain processes and fish and wildlife habitat, and to provide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Arlington and the surrounding community. The County Charm Park is approximately 140 acres.
Future plans for this park could include: a campground, walking trails, dog park, trout pond, playfields Development of park components is dependent on funding.
Riverfront Master Plan
The City completed a Riverfront Master Plan that identifies current park and recreation opportunities and proposed elements. A goal of the Riverfront Master Plan is to improve connections and access between recreation opportunities and services and to identify future uses for this unique area along the Stillaguamish River. The connections include: Country Charm Park, Twin Rivers Park, Haller Park, Stormwater Wetland Park, retail properties, Centennial Trail, and connector trails.