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its February 6 meeting, the Mountlake Terrace City Council recognized Snohomish
County Council Member Terry Ryan for his assistance in obtaining $100,000 of
funding for Ballinger Park. The funds, which are provided in the 2017 Snohomish
County Capital Improvement Program budget, can be applied toward dock,
pedestrian and infrastructure improvements at Lake Ballinger.
Member Ryan said, “I enjoy coming to Mountlake Terrace. The sense of community
here is wonderful.” He added that other Snohomish County partnerships with
Mountlake Terrace include: a Conservation Futures Grant for $270,000 for expansion
of Terrace Creek Park, a grant for the city and Girl Scouts to build a trail in
Bicentennial Park, a grant for the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show, and a
letter of recommendation to Community Transit to get a van for the Senior
Center. Council Member Ryan also helped get a couple of soccer goals for
Ballinger Playfield. He added, “They won’t recognize how the goals got there,
but it brings a lot of joy to the kids.”
check for $100,000 will help implement the Ballinger Park Master Plan that we
adopted in late 2015,” said Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen. “It
will get the ball rolling.”
more information, contact Recreation and Parks Director Jeff Betz at (425) 640-3101.