Martha Lake Airport Community Park

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

This project would acquire a 26 acre piece of property in southwestern Snohomish County in the Martha Lake community. The subject property is located within unincorporated Snohomish County, in an area that lies within the designated urban growth area between the cities of Mill Creek and Everett. The owner, who recently died, developed the property as a private community airfield in the early 1950s. Heirs to the estate have notified airport occupants that they intend to actively market the property. The 26-acre site is surrounded by dense, suburban residential development. As an airfield, the property is level land cleared – making it desirable for active community recreational facilities. The surrounding community has expressed support for the site’s acquisition by Parks, in order to preserve it for much needed open play space.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 321015.67 Applicant Match: 2440369.33 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 21 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 99-1152

Location Details

The site is located half way between I-5 and the City of Mill and just north of Martha Lake. The site can be reached by traveling on I-5 to the 164th St. SW exit. Drive east on 164th St. SW approximately 1 mile to Eastshore Drive. Travel north on Eastshore Drive as it curves a around Martha Lake to 2nd Avenue West. Proceed north on 2nd Avenue W. for a short distance. The main airport entry will be easily identifiable on the left.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.