Martha Lake Community Airport Park

Surrounded by dense suburban residential development, this 28 acre park answers the community’s need for open space and recreation. Both active and passive recreation intertwines with art and interpretive elements that reflect on the prior use of the site as a family-owned airport. The park offers two youth soccer fields, a Little League ball field, picnic shelters and facilities, restroom building, a loop trail system and connections to the surrounding residential community, streetscape improvements, and a children’s play area. The “Big Rock”, one of the largest erratic boulders in King, Pierce, or Snohomish Counties, rests at the edge of woodland in juxtaposition to Snohomish County’s first skateboard park.

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This project provides local open space and athletic facilities for the surrounding residential community. The plan includes preserved and enhanced wetlands designed in conjunction with a storm water treatment and detention facility. A new park entrance, street frontage, and parking for 113 cars was also designed for this facility. Jennifer* provided site design, construction documents, permit assistance, project management and construction support for this project.

*While principal with another firm

Client: Snohomish County Parks and Recreation
Location: Snohomish County Washington