SR 530 Mudslide Memorial

Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been working with families of victims and survivors of the March 22, 2014 SR 530 Mudslide to develop a concept and initial design for a memorial to those who were lost, as well as the Steelhead Drive and C-Post neighborhoods that were devastated by the event. Tributes to the Community lost, the First Responders and the Community Response will also be included as elements of the Memorial.

This page is dedicated to project updates and documents, and will be updated regularly, as the design is developed. 

Project Updates:

SR 530 Mudslide Memorial - Design and Interpretive phase in progress

East Flagpole Repair and Stabilization - Structural Evaluation in progress

Memorial Spruce Removal and Storage - Completed

Other Memorial Elements on the Whitehorse Trail - Concept and Location development in progress

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

Steelhead Drive Gate

Design Concept



Parks has held five meetings with the families of victims, 3 meetings with survivors and one meeting with first responders and community responders. The following concept has been derived from those meetings. An additional concept refinement has been developed by MIG/Portico, a local interpretive design consulting team that adds therapeutic design elements to the concept. Parks will continue meeting with families, survivors, responders and volunteers to further refine the design and develop content for the Memorial.

SR 530 Slide Memorial draft layout concept 07-24-17
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