Paradise Valley Conservation Area Parking Expansion

​Background

Snohomish County Parks is working with Farmer Frog and the Snohomish Conservation District to design and construct a parking expansion for the Paradise Valley Conservation Area. The project will include parking for approximately 60 cars and 12 horse trailers and an access road to the Farmer Frog Headquarters at Paradise Farm. The project will will be designed to Low Impact Design standards and include rain gardens, natural stormwater dispersion and an event camping meadow. 

Historic Lloyd Farmhouse

Lloyd House

Paradise Farm Barn and Buildings

Lloyd Estate Barns

Project Description


Farmer Frog has recently signed a seven year lease with Snohomish County Parks for the seven acre Paradise Farm, and is assisting with the design and engineering of the parking lot, access road and camping meadow. Farmer Frog has been cleaning and restoring the historic buildings on site, working with an Eagle Scout to restore the milk shed, and with volunteers to remove vegetation and household waste from the original homestead cabin.

Historic Lloyd Farmstead Cabin

Lloyd Cabin

Eagle Scout Joe Comstock and Troop 574 Restore Milk Barn

Milk Barn Restoration
Farmer Frog is also installing hoop houses and garden planters on the farmstead and will be using the Paradise Farm as its headquarters. The organization has also housed goats that have been assisting with vegetation removal in the parking expansion area.

Vegetation Removal Goats

Goats Clearing Parking Area

Aquaponics Hoop House at Paradise Farm

Hoop House
Parks and Farmer Frog will work with Snohomish Conservation District to design the new parking area and access road to Low Impact Design standards. The parking area will include natural stormwater dispersion with rain gardens and terraced parking. The future event camping meadow will be designed with sustainable elements including solar power and composting restrooms.

Additional improvements planned by Farmer Frog on the Paradise Farm include:

  • Additional Hoop Houses
  • Aquaponics Hoop House
  • New well and commercial septic system
  • Rain collection system for irrigation
  • Food Forest and Interpretive Trail
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Building Restoration including barn and house
  • Educational Classes and Gathering Space

PVCA Conceptual Parking Expansion

PVCA Conceptual Parking Expansion

Farmer Frog Lease Area and Parking Expansion Design

PVCA Farmer Frog Lease Area and Design Map

PVCA Parking Expansion 30% Design

Farmer-Frog-Parking-Lot-Design_30-draft_2017-05-27

Project Documents



"Everett nonprofit Farmer Frog teaches kids how to grow food"  - Everett Herald published August 27, 2015

"Nonprofit Farmer Frog teaches healthy eating, growing your own grub" - Everett Herald published April 11, 2016

"Eagle Scout project restores historic barn at Paradise Farm" - Farmer Frog news published September 6, 2016

Project Contact



Amy Lucas, Senior Park Planner (Project Manager)
Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (425) 388-6620