City of Everett News

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Access roads to Howarth Park closed until further notice after recent slides

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EVERETT – The City has closed both access roads to lower Howarth Park in response to recent landslides. The upper portion of the park is still accessible via Olympic Blvd, approaching from the west. The eastern approach to the park is completely inaccessible at this time.

A geotechnical engineer has investigated the active slide site and once their evaluation is available, City staff will be able to make a determination about potential reopening of the roads and park. Their recommendation is expected in the next week.

“Our number one concern is the public’s safety,” said Dave Davis, Everett’s public works director. “We will do everything we can to make the park available to the public as soon as possible.”

During the closure, community members can enjoy the beach at other nearby locations:

The closure includes the beach off-leash area. Alternate off-leash areas nearby include:

  • Loganberry Lane Park (9201 18th Avenue West)
  • Japanese Gulch (1301 West Mukilteo Blvd)
  • Lowell Park (4605 South 3rd Avenue)

For more information, please visit everettwa.gov/howarthslide.

Full news release (PDF)
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