City buys 21-acre park

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:45am

LYNNWOOD — The city of Lynnwood used a $570,000 county grant to buy a 21-acre plot west of Lund’s Gulch for conservation.

The Council on Monday unanimously approved the purchase from the Edmonds School District.

“It is a great addition to the overall park system,” said Council president Loren Simmonds.

The site, which includes the head waters of Lund’s Creek and old growth trees, will be preserved as open space in the near future, according to city documents. Nature trails or interpretive signs may be added in the future.

In 2003, Snohomish County awarded a grant to Lynnwood to buy the property, which is located about one mile north of Lynnwood city limits, between 160th Street and 148th Street. The land is located within Lynnwood’s urban growth area.

The school district declared the land surplus in 1999. Cascade Land Conservancy, a non-profit organization, negotiated the sale for the city.

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