Through community support and the engagement of the Arlington Rotary, the first two phases of renovation are complete which included developing a new playground, restroom, and boat launch.
Spray Park (Splash Pad)
This next phase will develop an exciting water experience for the community. Community support for this project has been extensive, including donations from the Arlington Rotary, the Stillaquamish Tribe, and the Friends of the Park campaign.
Funding for the Splash Pad
No City revenues have been used to design or construct the Splash Pad. All of the funding for the project has come from the following sources:
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians $550,000
Rotary and Friends of the Splash Pad $127,000
State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Grant $500,000
Splash Pad Update June 29, 2018
Haller Splash Pad Project Groundbreaking to be held July 4, 2018
The greatly anticipated construction of the Haller Park Splash pad is closer than ever!
Initial bidding on the project generated one lone bid for $500,000 over the estimated construction costs. That bid was rejected and the Arlington City Council authorized rebidding the project with a longer construction window.
Rebidding on the project closed on June 14, 2018, with the apparent low bidder, Reece Construction, bidding just over $769,000 to complete the project. The bid award will be formally approved by the City Council on July 2.
Total Project Budget: $ 1,325,000
Total Expenses to Date: $ 493,790
Design: $ 96,476
Bidding and permits: $ 3,643
Splash Pad Equipment acquisition: $ 393,671
Estimated Construction Cost: $ 760,000
Additional Estimated Costs: $ 71,210
(PUD, surveying, landscaping, materials testing, irrigation)
With this news, the City and partners, Rotary Club of Arlington and the Stillaguamish Tribe, scheduled a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Haller Park Splash Pad project on July 4, 2018.
Reece Construction anticipates beginning work on the project in fall, with a completion date of March 31, 2019.
Please call Sarah Lopez, Community Revitalization Project Manager, at 360-403-3448 if you have any questions on the project or the delay.
Pocket Park for Downtown Arlington
This project is to construct a pocket park in the downtown Arlington business corridor. This is a strategy created out of the North Stillaguamish Valley Economic Redevelopment Plan (NSVER) and the America's Best Communities Competition. Leaders from Arlington created a 1 year Community Revitalization Plan for the ABC Competition out of the larger NSVER plan. One of the placemaking strategies for the Community Revitalization Plan was to create plans for pocket parks. Downtowns benefit from small scale public places, pocket parks, which provide opportunities for visitors and shoppers to stay and enjoy the community. We gathered public input by hosting several temporary “pop-up parks”. Using the public input, we have done design work.
The City of Arlington is purchasing property at 404 N Olympic Avenue (Howell's Service Station) and will be building the pocket park on the south side of the property. The building will be converted to an Innovation Center. Pocket Park construction should begin summer 2018. For more information, contact Sarah Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Country Charm Conservation Area
The City of Arlington has purchased this property to preserve floodplain processes and fish and wildlife habitat, and to provide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Arlington and the surrounding community. The County Charm Conservation Area legal description shows 138.5 acres. Part of the property (38.69 acres) referred to as the Graafstra Farm Buffer Area (GFBA) was purchased with the SRFB grant.
Future plans for this park include:
- Walking trails
- Beach access
- Dog park
- Trout pond
Development of park components is dependent on funding.
Click here to view a map of the proposed layout (PDF) Opens a New Window. .
Riverfront Master Plan
The City has completed a riverfront master plan that identifies current park and recreation opportunities and proposed elements. A goal of the Riverfront Master Plan is to improve connections and access between recreation opportunities and services and to identify future uses for this unique area along the Stillaguamish River. The connections include:
- Country Charm Park
- Twin Rivers Park
- Haller Park
- Stormwater Wetland
- Retail Properties
- Centennial Trail
- Connector Trails