Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan

Visit our online open house to help us plan or the future of Veterans Memorial Park!

The city has extended its information gathering process for Veterans Memorial Park. Please visit this survey to give your feedback on the park! 

Click here to provide your feedback.

Participate in the online open house to:

  • Learn more about the Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan
  • Discover what we’ve heard from the community so far
  • Share what’s important to you and give feedback

Planning for the Future of Veterans Memorial Park

Over the next several months, the City of Mountlake Terrace will be developing a master plan for Veterans Memorial Park. The plan will guide future decision-making and development in the park.

This treasured park features old-growth natural areas, a playground, gazebo, a veterans’ memorial, picnic areas, and an extensive trail system. Planned improvements include an asphalt ADA-accessible trail with lighting, connecting the Town Center with the future Link light rail station.

Project Overview

Veterans Memorial Park is adjacent to the Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus (City Hall, Police Station, Library, and Fire Station) and Transit Center. The 8.27 acre park was acquired in 1960. 

The recently adopted Town Center Master Plan identifies how the core of the city will develop over time. It identified Veterans Memorial Park as a benefit to the future Town Center and prioritized having the park master planned. This is also necessary as the city has acquired grant funding from several agencies to improve the pathway. 

What’s happening now?

The Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan is coinciding with the larger Recreation, Parks and Open Space Master Plan effort. 

Late last year, the City conducted an online community-wide survey on recreation and park interests and preferences. The City also circulated an online survey seeking community feedback on current uses and ideas for improvements at Veterans Memorial Park. Based on results from both surveys the highest priority potential improvements to the park include:

  • Trail improvements with trail lighting
  • Restoration of natural areas / tree plantings
  • Restroom installation
  • Gathering places / picnic areas
  • Upgraded play equipment
  • Veteran Memorial or tribute improvements

On February 9, the project team shared some initial concepts for the future of Veterans Memorial Park with the Recreation & Parks Advisory Commission (RPAC). The following documents were shared with RPAC for their review and comment.

  • A program assessment for the Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan which summarizes the results of the two community surveys and other stakeholder input.
  • Three concepts that illustrate different options for the future of Veterans Memorial Park. 

In April, we’ll host an online open house where you can learn more about the project and provide your input on the three concepts. Please check back between April 7 and 28 to participate in the online open house.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re hosting this online event in lieu of an in-person event.

Project Timeline

Master Planning: Fall 2020-April 2021

Conceptual Plans: May-June 2021

Veterans Memorial Park Trail Map

Veteran's Park Trail Map