The City of Everett applied for a WWRP grant to help them renovate and update Senator Henry M. Jackson Park. The new state-of-the-art park, which has numerous disability-accessible elements, opened in 2016. Read about how this park has made a difference for community residents in the following piece from the Everett Herald:
Excerpt: “Henry M. Jackson Park will host a grand reopening celebration starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The community is invited to see the park’s new state-of-the-art playground, community garden plots, picnic shelter, paved paths and a new basketball court.
By early this week, neighbors had already discovered the family-friendly features sure to make Jackson Park a popular destination. The park is named for U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, whose legacy in public service, human rights and the environment is honored in a section of the plaza.
In a modest neighborhood of the late senator’s hometown, people appreciate their updated park.
‘We’ll be over here at least once every day. Being in an apartment, this is our land,’ Redhage said.”
Read the full article in the Everett Herald.