Taking Shape: Redeveloping South Lynnwood Neighborhood Park

September 9, 2021

Construction is underway at South Lynnwood Neighborhood Park, where crews have erected fencing, closing the park to the public until the end of the year,

Three months after breaking ground on the project, workers have have removed grass from the fields to resurface the park while making improvements to drainage and irrigation. Access to the park’s restroom and the Interurban Trail is also closed off during construction.

Recent work includes adding a new urban soccer field made of foam padding and artificial turf north of the park’s restroom. A new picnic shelter has also been installed.

The project will cost an estimated $2.7 million, with funding coming from the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, the Trust for Public Land/Kaiser Permanente, the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, the City of Lynnwood and the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

South Lynnwood Park is a 4.2-acre neighborhood park that opened in 1978. Redeveloping it is part of the city’s South Lynnwood Neighborhood Plan — an effort to address social inequality, including income and language barriers, in South Lynnwood. Looking to have the new park reflect the diverse surrounding community, the city conducted significant outreach efforts — before and during the COVID-19 pandemic — to gather feedback on what the park should look like.

Read the full article, originally published by Lynwood Today, here.