Snohomish County Parks & Recreation is currently planning for improvements to Esperance Park including the recently acquired adjacent 3.4 acre parcel, formerly owned by the Edmonds School District. In order to provide additional recreation opportunities and incorporate recent park expansion, a Renovation Plan is being developed for the park. Initial community input has been gathered through multiple meetings with the Friends of Esperance Park and public meetings. Ideas for park improvements generated by community input and preliminary design work include:
New accessible walking path network
New off-leash dog area
Playground replacement & relocation
New multipurpose sport court & community gathering space
New community garden / pea patch
Little league field enhancements
Stormwater treatment/habitat area
Woodland & trail enhancements
A consultant has been selected and has begun design development, permitting and implementation of planned improvements. A preferred conceptual plan was presented to the County Council members in attendance at the operations committee meeting on 9 Aug 2016. Construction of improvements will likely begin August or September of 2018.
All acquisitions, plans and site developments are subject to funding availability and subject to Snohomish County Executive and County Council approval.
Contractor has mobilized onto the site and has 280 days to complete construction (6 Jan 2020).
The majority of the park is closed to the public until construction completion
Zipline portion of Forest playground has been purchased with grant funds from the Hazel Miller Foundation and will be installed by a contractor as part of the park renovation