City Looks at 271st St NW as Site of Potential Pocket Park
As part of the Main Street revitalization efforts and City Beautification Action Plan, the City is interested in developing a small pocket park on the vacant lot on 271st Street next to the train station. The first step, in the larger effort to develop a future park on the site, is to conduct environmental testing which includes gathering soil and water samples to better understand underground conditions. Using grant funds from the Department of Ecology, drillers are anticipated to start the soil sampling in April.
271st Street is the primary location for special events and is regularly closed for events such as the Arts By the Bay festival; Summer Arts Jam; The Vintage Trailer Show; Twin City Idlers Car Show; Stanwood Camano Parade; Touch-A-Truck, National Night Out; and the Summer Concert Series. The goal of the project is to construct a downtown pocket park to support local businesses and street fair activities by providing park space for people to rest, eat and relax during these events. You may be surprised when you see the drill rigs on-site April 20-22nd, but don’t worry, this work should not impact traffic or parking.