County contributes to city park upgrades in Marysville, Arlington

Marysville and Arlington are among the seven cities in Snohomish County that will benefit from a total of $460,000 in county funds to upgrade their local parks, with improvements ranging from trails to gazebos to lighting.

The cities — Arlington, Marysville, Everett, Edmonds, Lynnwood, 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,” Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said. “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.”

Lovick, County Council members and county parks staff began presenting ceremonial checks to city representatives on Monday, Oct. 7. These presentations will continue through November. The cities will receive amounts ranging from $10,000 to $80,000.

Arlington will use its $50,000 in county funds for new restrooms, with full ADA access, at Haller Park and Trailhead, while Marysville will use its own $50,000 for a 10-foot-wide paved trail, connecting the Bayview Trail and Centennial Trail at the 84th Street trailhead.

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