After some delays, plans are moving forward on a new community park on 33rd Place W. in northeast Lynnwood.
The future Stadler Ridge Park sits on a two acre parcel of land the city acquired in 2001. It’s named for the Stadler family that settled there in the early 20th century.
The city says the project “will meet the recreational needs of an underserved neighborhood that has grown in population in recent years.”
It’s Lynnwood’s first park since Meadowdale Park was built in 2002.
The park site, which is already partially forested, will include other natural elements such as outcroppings, stumps and logs that are designed to encourage exploration. Nature trails will wind through the forested area.
Crews will install a grassy play slope and lawn, basketball court, and playground equipment. Hard surface trails for walkers and bicyclists will encircle the park.
The park is funded by a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, with matching funds from the city. It was originally scheduled to begin last year, but the mayor temporarily cut the matching funds to help solve the city’s budget shortfall. The money was reinstated in the 2011-2012 budget. It comes from the real estate excise tax, which may only be used for capital projects.
The City Council still must approve the financial plan and contract for a landscape architect, which is expected to happen on June 27.
Construction is scheduled to begin next spring and be completed by October 2012.