Snohomish County Parks survey deadline May 20

Southwest County Park is located in Edmonds.

Residents are invited to take the recently launched Snohomish County Parks Visioning Survey, which will collect feedback about park facilities and programs, user priorities and tvalues, as well as barriers that might be keeping people from visiting the parks.

Community input will help the division decide where to focus their efforts and public resources. The survey has been translated into 11 languages and will be open through May 20, 2021.

The county has 121 parks, 12,000 acres of open space and hundreds of miles of trails that serve a growing population.

“Snohomish County leaders understand how important parks, open spaces, regional trails, recreational facilities and conservation properties are to the people of our region,” said Tom Teigen, Director of Snohomish County’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “We respect and rely on input from the public as we plan for the next six years of investment in parks. Please take a few minutes to share your vision with us for county parks, trails, playgrounds, shorelines and open spaces. We value your time, input and support for your parks.”

  1. Wonderful to have lots of parks – we all need to enjoy the clean wilder areas, get away from the town congestion and noise – there can’t be too many parks!!! And I do enjoy the few I’ve been to. So – thank you!!!

  2. It is nice to see some of the County Parks getting a possible upgrade.
    The city parks could use a similar review. For over 10 years I have been pushing city parks director(s) to look at Pine ridge park. The lake needs to be dug out because it has filled in to the point that it is only 2 feet deep….not a good overflow barrier anymore for all the houses in bottom stream path. All the fish died off years ago from freezing up in winter to overheating in summer…water too shallow. And mosquitos from being mostly shallow swamp water.
    This area is also a natural berry patch. There are blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in different spots around top barrier swamp. The little ugly pond at top part of swamp mess. Someone plz. fix the steep banks of this drain and take fence out if possible!
    An additional jogging trail can be added around lake after improvements. This added trail will discourage the homeless people from using the backside of lake to live in. Very unsanitary at times back there.

  3. Chase lake is looking less healthy. Very few ducks anymore, lots of debris in lake., and it looks like it is drying up. I’m not an expert on what to do, but it looks like it needs care.

  4. The parks have been even more important this last year during the pandemic. We can’t have enough of them but some are getting pretty shoddy so keeping them up is important. I speak of my favorite , McCoilum Park and it could use a little more security. It can be creepy after hours back in there.
    The garden the Master Gardners keep up are just awesome–they should be commended for that beautiful garden.

  5. Parks are an important place for everyone to reconnect with nature. To walk or jog or sit quietly amongst the trees. Inspiration can be found at McCollum Park with a wide variety of beautiful plants. Investing in the parks is worthwhile.

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