Due to safety concerns, the City of Lake Stevens Parks and Recreation Department is closing five playgrounds today, February 22. Four of these playgrounds will be removed, the other one will need to have significant repairs made prior to reopening.
Several additional playgrounds also need repairs, although they will stay open to the public. Most of the playgrounds needing repair are 15 - 22 years old and are smaller in size, located in residential neighborhoods. The closed playgrounds will have temporary orange fencing installed and signs posted to let the public know if it will be removed or repaired.
All community members are invited to attend a public meeting in the Sawyers Room at The Mill, 1808 Main Street, on Thursday, March 2, at 6:00 pm to discuss playgrounds. This will be the first of many public meetings scheduled to discuss the City’s parks and ensure that the recreational needs of our community are met. The Parks Department encourages all community members to attend meetings or watch them on YouTube when they can’t attend in person. Your comments and feedback are very important in deciding the future of parks.
Read the press release here for the complete list of playground closures and more information.