Anacortes Parks Foundation Projects
The Anacortes Parks Foundation participates and assists in the planning, funding, fund raising, and/or coordination of projects and events that add to the enjoyment and wellbeing of the Anacortes, Fidalgo Island and Guemes Island community. Below is a partial list of the projects in which we have participated in the past and/or are currently participating in. If you would like to contribute to our work, or to any of the projects and/or events listed below, please click on our “Donate” tab above.
Storvik Park Spray Pad & New Restroom:
HELP US SUPPORT the Storvik Park Spray Pad & New Restroom! The spray pad itself is designed to provide a range of fun and interactive spray elements in a form that is unique to our community. We are calling our design theme “Marine Adventure” and many of our native coastal animals are featured as spray elements including the playful seal and at-grade water arcs that run through the entire channel.
The park is a spray to drain system, but all of these spray elements are low-flow nozzles as well as computer controlled, to maximize the play and minimize water usage.
Guemes Channel Trail Project:
Work is underway to link the Tommy Thompson Trail to the San Juan Ferry. https://www.anacorteswa.gov/1034/Phases
Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve:
The SHIP project was established to preserve and protect a very special wetland tucked away in Anacortes near the busy Washington State Ferry Terminal. In addition to the 25 acres of freshwater wetlands, there are also five acres of upland habitat and 2,000 feet of sandy beach and subtidal eelgrass beds. It is a rich and interesting area, with an abundance of plants and wildlife. https://anacortes.org/ship-harbor-interpretive-preserve-adventure/
“N” Avenue Park
Causland Memorial Park
This unique 2 acre park, located at 8th Street and “N” Avenue, was built in the 1920’s by John LePage. The park features decorative rock and mosaics, a small bandstand and amphitheater, ornamental shrubs and a picnic area. A portion of the park honors Anacortes veterans from World War I through the Vietnam War. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places and with the help of the APF is undergoing a restoration program. https://www.cityofanacortes.org/1228/Causland-Park
Anacortes Ben Root Skate Park
Ben Root Skate Park is a 7,500 square foot concrete skate park with parking, drinking fountain, lights, seating and restroom nearby. The Ben Root Skate Park is located within Alice Parchman Newland Park and offers a view of Fidalgo Bay. Adjacent to the park is a trailhead for the Tommy Thompson Parkway. https://www.anacorteswa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Ben-Root-Skate-Park-13
Anacortes Picket Pocket Park
Pickett Pocket Park is named after former City Council woman Erica Pickett to honor her years of service and dedication to parks and green space in Anacortes. This pocket park is a comfortable public gathering space, and it is the first park in Anacortes with all solar lighting. https://www.cityofanacortes.org/1284/Pickett-Pocket-Park-COMPLETED
Anacortes Youth Sailing Program
Anacortes Bark in the Park Annual Festival
Anacortes 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks