Esperance

Project Description:

Snohomish County Parks & Recreation is currently planning for improvements to Esperance Park including possible acquisition of an adjacent 3.4 acre parcel owned by the Edmonds School District.  In order to provide additional recreation opportunities and address possible park expansion, a Master Plan will be developed for the park.  Initial community input has been gathered through multiple meetings with the Friends of Esperance Park and a public meeting held on June 5, 2014 (link to summary below).  Ideas for park improvements generated by community input and preliminary design work include:

  • New accessible walking path network
  • New off-leash dog area
  • Parking lot
  • Playground replacement & possible relocation
  • New multipurpose sport court & community gathering space
  • New community garden / pea patch
  • Little league field enhancements
  • New stormwater habitat area
  • Native landscaping
  • Woodland & trail enhancements

Upon adoption of the Master Plan, Parks will begin design development, permitting and implementation of planned improvements.  Improvements will likely be completed in phases based on funding availability and additional community input.

All acquisitions, plans and site developments are subject to funding availability and subject to Snohomish County Executive and County Council approval.


Current Status:  

  • Partial acquisition funding received through county Conservation Futures Program
  • Additional acquisition grant funding from State Recreation and Conservation Office anticipated summer 2015
  • Master plan process on hold pending acquisition of Adjacent School District Property
  • Additional community input and development of a preferred site plan anticipated fall/winter 2015

Related Links:

ES - Conceptual Site Plan 6-18-14

Documents

Contact Person:  James Yap
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