Work planned for 3 parks in Everett

EVERETT – Three Everett Parks are getting plans that could pave the way for new trails, playground equipment and lighting improvements.

The City Council unanimously approved a $65,000 contract with Monroe-based Marmsen &Associates Inc. on Wednesday to draft improvement plans for Lions, Grand Avenue and Jackson parks.

The plans are expected to include:

Lions Park: A new trail design, playground equipment, parking and a new restroom.

Grand Avenue Park: Stylized lamp posts along the road, decorative fencing, landscape improvements and a wider sidewalk.

Sen. Henry M. Jackson Park: A new trail design, playground equipment, a plaza honoring the Everett native and a new restroom.

The contractor has until April 2007 to complete the work; however, most of the designs are expected by the end of the year, said Hal Gausman, an assistant director of the Everett Park and Recreation Department.

He said physical work on the parks could start in early 2007.

Indiana-based PROS Consulting LLC is working on a $200,000 plan to guide the city’s management of its 40 parks and two golf courses over the next decade.

That plan is scheduled to be unveiled in December.

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