The Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board could take action Tuesday afternoon on plans to replace the former Wellington Hills Golf & Country Club with a regional sports complex.
The board's regular meeting agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 13, refers to the plan as follows:
- Parks Advisory Board potential action on the Wellington Hills County Park Master Plan
It's unclear what type of action the board will take, although Snohomish County officials released a revised concept design in mid-October.
The design for the 100-acre area at 7026 240th St. SE. shows seven activity fields (four with synthetic material) a community center, two playgrounds and picnic shelters. There is a large parking area, maintenance building and an area for storage.
Plans also call for a mountain bike facility, two dog parks (one for shy dogs and one for large dogs), picnic tables, community open space and a parking area.
More plan information is available on the Snohomish County website.
Earlier this year Snohomish County bought the Wellington Golf Course site from the University of Washington with $9.7 million of $70 million in Brightwater sewage treatment plant mitigation funds agreed to by King and Snohomish Counties.
Part of the negotiations and settlement agreement conducted in 2003 mandated the acquisition of a property within a four-mile radius from Brightwater for recreational facilities or improvements (any active recreation like a golf course, walking trails), community resource center, public safety improvement, habitat mitigation.
Neighbors in King and Snohomish Counties first heard of the Snohomish County Parks Department proposals for the golf course in a public meeting earlier this year.
Members of the group Neighbors to Save Wellington Park posted on Facebook Monday about the meeting, saying, "We need as many people as possible at this meeting!"
IF YOU GO:
- Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board Meeting
- Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
- Willis Tucker Park
- 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296
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What action would you like the board to take during Tuesday's meeting? Tell us in comments.