The City of Lynnwood earlier this week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the Interurban Trail’s new 40th Avenue West Plaza. The celebration, held April 22, also included a tree planting in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day.
The new plaza features picnic tables, a workout station, bicycle-service station and kiosk. The plaza also includes fruit trees and edible plants like blueberry bushes planted by Girl Scout Troop 41246. Improvements to the Interurban Trail were in line with the city’s vision of creating a fun and inviting city for the public, said Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Sarah Olson.
“Making improvements along the trail has become our priority focus as we completed the final missing-link segment to the trail in Lynnwood last fall,” she said.
The celebration included planting a gala crab apple tree and seven Leyand cypress trees.
The project was funded by the Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Foundation, Snohomish County and Arbor Day Foundation. The project was also made possible through the efforts Experience Momentum, HBB Landscape Architecture, Interwest Construction and Skillings Connolly.
The plaza is located at 40th Avenue West and Alderwood Mall Boulevard.