Parks Capital Project Planning
Lake Stevens Parks have a wide range of amenities and offerings to contribute to a high quality of life for the community and visitors.
Park projects and prioritization are considered based on need, opportunity, budget and maintenance, and review of current levels of service and goals of the Comprehensive Plan. The parks element of the comprehensive plan is found in chapter 5.
This page will show current and future capital park projects.
- Davies Beach - Low float deck, pier restoration, and LE relocation
- North Cove Park - Water tower, skate park elements, water feature extension, Mill Spur depot building, drainage, dry wells, row dock fix, guest moorage
- Frontier Heights - Phase II development
- South Lake Stevens Road - expand the walking trail
- Centennial Woods - Pump track and climbing wall
- 20th Street Ballfields and Dog Park
- Cedarwood Community center
- Eagle Ridge Park
- Frontier Heights Park
In 2020 the Lake Stevens City Council adopted the first Trails Master program. One of the priorities of the plan was a trail corridor in the alignment of the 20th Street Ballfields extending north to the city of Marysville. The property was analyzed to see if developing a trailhead, non-motorized trail, dog park, and multi-use field was possible. A preliminary plan emerged in 2021.
In June 2021, the Parks and Recreation Planning Board hosted an open house for the 20th Street Ballfield property, the preliminary plan was brought forward with updated information on landscape design, playground footprint, and increased parking based on public input. The community survey results were presented from the public survey on preferred options including playground design, preferred materials, dog park amenities and location, and general park feel.
This project is important as it satisfies several priorities from the community. Trails and athletic fields are important to the community and always score very high in surveys and public outreach. The project is scheduled for completion in 2024.
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Mercy Housing and a local homeowners’ association transferred the Cedarwood Clubhouse to Lake Stevens in mid-2021. The 5,000-square-foot facility was closed due to security concerns.
The City has a vision to renovate the building and turn it into an all-ages recreation center and is expecting to announce the partnership to facilitate programming by end of 2023. Planning and design work will occur in 2023 and 2024.
Photos are the Cedarwood Clubhouse's current condition:
Eagle Ridge Park was originally master planned in 2010 and 2012. This project was put on hold due to budget and time constraints until Phase I began in 2017. The amenities included in Phase I was community gardens, a shed, fencing, a rain garden, parking, and signage. These garden beds are available to rent by the public each year.
In 2020, City staff applied for and received a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant through Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office for Phase II and III of the project.
On February 8, 2023, the City held an open house to discuss any potential changes to the previous plan. The meeting was recorded and public comments were accepted through February 17th. Watch the Parks and Recreation Planning Board Meeting and Open House for Eagle Ridge Park.
The next steps will be to design and engineer the project. This project will add:
- A playground
- A restroom
- An amphitheater/outdoor classroom
- A rentable picnic shelter
- Leisure space
- Paved looped trail
- Improve accessibility
This project will not:
- Change the community garden area
- Change the senior center
- Address the existing trail system (which may come later)
- Alter any other public use
To learn more about the Eagle Ridge Masterplan, visit the Masterplan document.
Frontier Heights Park Phase I was completed in 2020, this project included a new playground, walking path and parking improvements.
Phase II includes installation of a synthetic turf athletic field, four pickleball courts, sensory garden, outdoor fitness station and additional parking. This construction will begin in 2024.