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Hamilton Landing Park

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Features

  1. Bike Rack
  2. Boat Launch
  3. Historical Features
  4. Kayak Launch
  5. Parking
  6. Picnic Areas
  7. Picnic Tables
  8. Play Area
  9. Restrooms
  10. Walking Path
  11. Water

The boat launch at Hamilton Landing Park is officially open for use beginning Monday, February 5. The park itself will remain closed until restrooms and play features are installed. Stay tuned for a ribbon cutting later this spring!

Located near downtown on 98th Avenue NW, Stanwood's newest waterfront park features a public boat launch with access to the Stillaguamish River and Puget Sound, scenic viewing areas, public restrooms, picnic tables and benches, a walking path, kayak launch, bike rack and play elements. Hamilton Landing also features historic structures from its former use as a lumber mill including the infamous Hamilton smokestack that can be seen from miles away.

Public Boat Launch

The boat launch is now open for use and can be accessed seven days a week from dawn until dusk. City staff are working closely with state permitting agencies to get an approved maintenance plan in place.

Port Susan Trail

Currently in development, the Port Susan Trail is a five-mile pedestrian path that supports a citywide plan envisioning a walkable community. There are five phases of the Port Susan Trail Project with Phase 2 currently underway. Phase 2 involves connecting the 88th Avenue Park and Ride lot to Hamilton Park. The City anticipates Phase 2 to be complete by the end of 2024.

Hamilton Landing Park History 

From the 1880s to the 1960s, a succession of small lumber mills operated on the former Hamilton property. These mills supported the local economy for many years and were central to the City of Stanwood. The Hamilton Lumber Mill burned down in the 1960s and the property largely sat vacant. The City of Stanwood purchased the property in 2014 for redevelopment and reuse as a public park, and obtained funding from an Integrated Planning Grant administered by the Department of Ecology. You can learn more about the history and redevelopment of Hamilton Park here.