Cavalero Hill Park is County owned park property located within the city limits of the City of Lake Stevens. This park was master planned back in 2002 prior to the addition of several pieces of property. The ownership of the park property is now much larger than it was back then. Additionally, the original master plan included locating the County Parks and Recreation administrative office on the Cavalero Hill Park site. The Parks administrative offices were built at Willis Tucker Park instead and therefore are no longer needed at Cavalero Hill Park. Given the additional property and changing priorities, an updated master plan is needed.
Recently, The City of Lake Stevens and the Lake Stevens Rotary Club agreed to partner with the County to update the park master plan. As an act of community service, Lake Stevens Rotary has proposed to raise funds to develop a skate park on the Cavalero Hill Park site.
A collaborative preferred development plan was agreed upon between the City and the County. This preferred plan was developed with a very active ad-hoc committee to help direct the design. This committee is made up of City elected officials, Parks commissioners, recreation enthusiasts neighbors and community activists. Input was received from several community meetings that helped shape the design.
As all of the elements of this preferred development plan were assembled, they were organized into logical phases to be developed as funding becomes available.
Construction will begin on the park development plan in June of 2019. The project will include the extension of 79th Ave. into the site, a parking lot, basketball court, playground area and an 18,000 square foot skate park! Construction will run through the summer and winter and is scheduled to be completed by May 2020. Because of the construction of the road, the access to the parking area used for the off leash dog park will need to be closed. The dog park will remain open and may be accessed by walking in from Cavalero Road.