When it comes to entertaining kids outdoors, it’s hard to beat Storvik Park on 32nd Avenue. This nine-acre park offers something for everyone, including a wonderful community-built playground dedicated in 2008. In addition to playgrounds, the park features a ball field, soccer field, basketball court, horseshoe pits and gazebo picnic area. Many walkers take advantage […]
It was a perfect day to mark the culmination of a years-long reclamation project at Seafarers’ Memorial Park, the shoreline park owned and operated by residents of the Anacortes Port District. A sun-splashed Mt. Baker loomed on the horizon as hundreds of Re-opening guests explored the waterfront site that is destined to draw crowds for […]
Causland Park in downtown Anacortes features a unique design by French-Canadian artist and architect John Baptiste LePage (1857-1939). LePage also supervised construction of the park, accomplished over a two-year period by a team of volunteers. Great Northern Railroad donated the property, and construction costs were paid by private contributors and the City of Anacortes. Construction […]
During Thursday’s break in weather I stopped in at Ace of Hearts Rotary Park, a park in the making off of “H” Avenue in south Anacortes. I disrupted the sunbathing of this heron, who opted for a new spot in a pasture a few hundred feet away. This area, complete with perimeter wetlands, will someday […]
Port of Anacortes facilities already include awesome public amenities at Cap Sante Boat Haven, but now there is a new park at the foot of “O” Avenue on the Guemes Channel. This park project, which included environmental enhancements (removal of creosote pilings, etc.), was funded in part by the state Department of Commerce JDF program.
Take advantage of the coming break in weather to get out and enjoy one of this community’s most precious assets … Washington Park. Take 12th Street/Oakes west past the ferry terminal and hook up with the loop road that leads to this vantage point above Burrows Bay. Pedestrians only before 10 a.m.