Bring Fido and Rover and come on out to play. Our furry friends love to play with their friends more than us. Thanks to the city of Everett’s Parks department they are converting part of the Lowell Riverfront Trail into a new off-leash dog park. The department recently received $80,000 from Snohomish County which they used for their Parks, Recreation, and Open Space plan (PRO). Project manager Bob Leonard said, “this park wasn’t really being used, this area is a developing and growing part of the Everett community, and we feel like this would be a great place for residents to spend their time.”
The park is situated near the Snohomish River on 2901 Lowell-Snohomish Road, and is within walking distance to the Lowell neighborhood residents. According to Bob Chenoweth who is the Director of Parks and Community Services, the park is a part of state owned land that is used to collect water, and holds native plant life. The area will require low maintenance from the city due to the park having no irrigation and vegetation buffer. The new park will have a one acre fenced, off-leash section, with a secure sally-port entry that has a Mutt Mitt station. “Our pets are important members of our families and bring so much joy to our city,” said Mayor Franklin in a recent press release for the park. “Thank you to our amazing Parks team for building this beautiful dog park for our furry community members and their families.” The park will also comply with the city’s We Scoop policies regarding pet waste. The opening of the new park is slated for Thursday June 30 at 4:00 p.m. Mayor Cassie Franklin, Everett City Council members, Parks Board members, Everett PD’s K-9 unit, and the Everett Animal Shelter will be at attendance for the grand opening. Bring your darling dogs and join in on the fun, and let them be the first to romp. For more information about the park and its features, readers can visit: Everett Parks Community Services.