Carousel Ranch Park

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Project Update

Updated 2/16/24

The Carousel Ranch Park Project is currently on hold. For many reasons including the complexity of the wetland site and construction cost inflation since the site’s acquisition in 2015, the current plans  are not feasible within the  budget. Even with a simplified version of the plan, there is not enough funding.  

Snohomish County Park staff feel it is important to do what is best for the site, habitat and community. We plan to re-examine how to optimally use this land for the public with a full redesign. A new public process will be undertaken when the project becomes active again. There is no definitive start date at this time.  

Project Description

Location: 21815 SR 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072

Maltby Area Park (aka Carousel Ranch) is a 65.23-acre future park site. Cutthroat Creek meanders from the northeast across the woodland and flows through a culvert under SR 9 to the west. There are several existing structures, wetlands and ponds. Snohomish County Parks and Recreation is in the process of re-designing the park set forth by the 2005 Brightwater Mitigation Agreement and other program elements through input from public meetings and an Ad Hoc Committee comprised of an equitable number of neighbors, stakeholder/user groups and county park staff.


The site was acquired on October 30, 2015, through funding from the 2005 Brightwater Mitigation Agreement between King County and Snohomish County for the construction and siting of the Brightwater Treatment Plant in Snohomish County.

“This project will provide primarily active recreation facilities for the broad community surrounding the treatment plant site. The community and potential user groups will be included in the design process that will lead by Snohomish County. Multiple locations are currently being considered. This funding is for acquisition and development of this active recreation facility,” from the 2005 Brightwater Settlement Agreement.

Cutthroat Creek Habitat Project

For information on Surface Water Management's restoration project, within Carousel Ranch Park, click HERE.

Contact Person

Rob Marchand, Senior Park Planner
Snohomish County Park and Recreation
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish. WA. 98296
(425) 388-6632
Email Rob Marchand