Create your own adventure and explore Everett parks to discover the exciting treasures they hold. Follow us here or on Facebook (@EverettPlay) for weekly adventures this fall that take you and your crew to an Everett park to wander, explore and discover the many gems within.
We’ll share stories of different parks and their exciting amenities, but don’t stop there! Gather your walking shoes, face mask and curiosity to see for yourself – make an adventure of it and keep exploring, playing and discovering. Bring your camera with you to snap a selfie of your adventure to share on social media.
Adventure like a pro: remember to mask up, keep a safe distance from other explorers and pack out what you pack in to help keep Everett’s parks beautiful.
Adventure #1: Garfield Park
Garfield Park, at 2300 Walnut St., is located in the heart of the Riverside Neighborhood with 5.6 acres to play and explore. It also features this artwork which is one of four panels created by artist Daniel Cautrell in 2007. These fabricated laser-cut metal panels were a collaboration between the artist and students from North Middle School, Garfield Elementary and Sno-Isle Tech Skill Center! There are four sets of two panels - one set at each corner of park. Go explore and discover them all to see which panel is your favorite.
Adventure #2: Senator Henry M. Jackson Park
Located at 1700 State St., Senator Henry M. Jackson Park spans 14 acres and has HUGE open spaces to fly kites, play frisbee or pick up an impromptu neighborhood kick ball game. The park also has interpretive exhibits highlighting outdoor recreation, the environment and the legacy of Everettite and U.S. senator, Henry M. Jackson.
Adventure #3: Loganberry Lane Park
This expedition takes our furry friends for an off-leash adventure at 9201 18th Ave W. Loganberry Lane is one of three designated dog off-leash areas in Everett. The other locations are Howarth Park Beach (north of the tressel) and Lowell Park. Bring your pup with you to all three and see if they have a favorite! And of course, remember to mask up and keep your distance from other explorers when you visit. Pro tips: Use City of Everett off-leash areas at your own risk. Users agree that the City of Everett is not liable for any harm caused by users or their animals. Dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs, as defined by Everett Municipal Code 6.08.010, are prohibited from all Everett Parks off-leash areas. Responsible dog owners like you make sure their dogs have up-to-date vaccinations.
Adventure #4: Johnston-Kelley Park
Johnston-Kelley Park, located at 46th St SW & Basswood Dr, was developed in 1993 when a 5th grade teacher at View Ridge Elementary wanted to teach her class about biodiversity. A developer built a road and a pond to catch water runoff. Now, the park features Rocky Waters, a centrally located creek bed and Marshtopia, a mitigation pond, each named by the students. Over the years, new 5th graders have added paths and an amphitheater. A Boy Scout built a bridge over the park's creek to earn his Eagle Scout Award. The park has become an outdoor classroom where students perform plays and carry out lessons. Every year, 3rd graders assist us to add new bark to the trails.
Adventure #5: Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens
You'll find treasures around every corner at the Evergreen Arboretum And Gardens, located at Legion Park,145 Alverson Blvd. For example, this piece of art is part of the Everett Municipal Art Collection - Roundness of the Horizon by Katzutaka Uchida. The arboretum is a wonderful place to get away, wander and find some inner peace. So grab a rain coat and your mask, and go find some tranquility!
Adventure #6: Hannabrook Park
Hannabrook Park is a great spot for a relaxed adventure with you and your household. This quiet park is tucked away at the bottom of the hill in the Hannabrook Neighborhood, at 5815 Brookridge Blvd. Perfect for some fresh air and a stroll on the trail. Remember to mask up, pack your hand sanitizer and keep your distance from folks outside of your household while you are out exploring.
Adventure #7: Rucker Hill Park
Rucker Hill Park, located at 621 Laurel Dr., is perfect for some fresh air and quality playtime with the family. This small park was adopted by the neighborhood and is a great place to toss a Frisbee, play some catch, or just sit and take in the view.
Adventure #8: South Everett Forest Preserve
The South Everett Forest Preserve - located at 1017 109th St SE - is a 15-acre pocket of forested wilderness in south Everett. There's no better plan to find some pre-holiday tranquility. A 1,600-foot trail has been built in the southernmost 3.5 acre portion of the site and includes 500 feet of ADA accessible trail surfacing so you can wander to your heart's content. Remember to mask up and keep your distance from others while you explore.
Adventure #9: Thornton A. Sullivan Park (Silver Lake)
Thornton A. Sullivan Park (Silver Lake) is located 11405 W Silver Lake Rd. Not only is there a beautiful lake and awesome playground, but there are also treasures around every corner. This piece of art, “Heart of Stone” by Reg Akright, is part of the Everett Municipal Art Collection. Walk the trails, stroll the beach and discover!
Adventure #10: Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park
Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park is located at 13th & Colby Ave. You'll love relaxing under the gazebo or vine-covered pergola while watching your kiddos enjoying the playground in this friendly neighborhood park. Remember to mask up and keep your distance from other explorers to help keep our community healthy!
Adventure #11: Wiggums Hollow Park
For our final expedition of this series and we are exploring Wiggums Hollow Park located at 2808 10th St! This beautiful, 40-year-old park includes a play area with rooflines reflecting those from countries around the world, a labyrinth and lots of open green space. It has a little something for everyone including the Wiggums Hollow skate park that opened in June 2008.