Action Possible on Wellington Regional Sports Complex

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.

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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!"


  • Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
  • Willis Tucker Park 
  • 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296

Related Stories:

Snohomish County Reveals Revised Plans for Former Wellington Hills Golf Course

Woodinville Group Formed to Save Wellington Park

Wellington Golf Course Closes – For Good

Wellington Golf Public Hearing on Proposed Park

What action would you like the board to take during Tuesday's meeting? Tell us in comments.

Ann November 13, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Is there information on the expected traffic load by hour of day? I live in Redmond and work in Grace so I'm wondering if I'm going to have to hop on 522 to avoid this area in the future.
Bill Stankus November 13, 2012 at 06:35 PM
The last info I had concerning the roads adjacent to the proposed sports complex (Wellington Hills Park) is that Snohomish County, Public Works Dept. is assessing the traffic issue prior to any work being started. For more information contact, Stephen Dickson, Special Projects Manager, (425-388-6442). He's the person overseeing the roads projects in and around the park. Looking over their latest Master Plan map, the only roads that appears to be reconfigured is the intersection of 240th and Route 9 (across from Costco) and 240th through the park. Unfortunately there is no data concerning traffic patterns or traffic load associated with the Master Plan map. My hunch is Highway 9 is going to be much more crowded on weekends and evenings during the work week - that's based on the number of proposed fields and the number of paved parking spots.
Sharon Peterson November 13, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Thanks to Neighbors to Save Wellington Park for your work to raise awareness on this plan. Thankfully, there is still time for citizens to act to prevent the natural rolling hills from being bulldozed and paved over to build a 750-space parking lot and two buildings as large as Costco!! How can I help support your efforts financially?
Bill Stankus November 14, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Sharon, Thank you for your positive comment. Anyone who wants to donate to the Neighbors to Save Wellington Park (legal fund) can go to the NSWP website http://neighborstosavewellingtonpark.blogspot.com and use the PayPal button for a contribution. For information about this issue or if you want to be part of the neighborhood effort to have a park which best represents this area of Woodinville, please email at SaveWellingtonPark@comcast.net
savingparks November 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I have been thinking of all the things I am Thankful for and trying to include everyone, I realized that I am thankful to Tom Teigen for as he puts it "even if you are against things like this and me, I bring neighbors together". Yes, Tom you have. I now know more of my neighbors and understand their talents, commitment and energy to standup for their family, community and themselves. So thank you Tom for brining us together, uniting us to fight for what is right and the truth. Too make us more proud of our community and who we are. As I write I realize I am only halfway through my items to do and the sun is racing towards the mountains in the west. So from my heart I am thankful for all of you and appreciate what we are doing and what our group (Neighbor to Save Wellington Park) is becoming. Next time you look at Wellington Hills make sure you take a moment to think of how thankful we should be and what we are saving for the future to be thankful of. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Todd Bailey


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