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Posted on: January 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Provides Input on Ballinger Waterfront Improvements

On January 22, the City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department hosted a public meeting to review and gather input on the waterfront elements of the Ballinger Park improvements.

The Ballinger Park Master Plan calls for the construction of a new boat launch in the current location, and a new floating boat dock adjacent to the launch site, which is the current location of the fishing pier. The plan also replaces the fishing pier further to the north.

There is existing tire rip-rap along the shoreline near the boat ramp and under the current fishing pier that will be removed and replaced with native plantings and erosion control techniques.

City staff along with consulting firms PND Engineers, Inc. and HBB Landscape Architecture provided a PowerPoint presentation and explained the latest project developments on initial plans for the new waterfront elements of Ballinger Park.

“Approximately 15 people attended the meeting and provided comments that will be considered as the project design moves forward,” stated Recreation and Parks Director Jeff Betz. Input was gathered on a number of designs and features including amenities for the docks and pier, such as handrails, materials, cleats, etc.

The public is encouraged to participate in an additional meeting that will be announced in the next few months. 

These improvements are being funded by an Aquatic Land Enhancement Account (ALEA) grant through the Washington State Recreation Conservation Office (RCO), a park improvement grant from Snohomish County and city park impact fees.

For more information, please contact Recreation and Parks Director Jeff Betz at jbetz@ci.mlt.wa.us or (425) 640-3101.

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