City breaks ground for the Scriber Lake Park Boardwalk Trail

Published on May 21, 2024


City of Lynnwood leaders and community partners enjoyed a PNW afternoon at Scriber Lake Park to break ground on the Boardwalk Project which is set to begin construction on May 28, 2024.  

Scriber Lake Park is a 24-acre, green oasis in the heart of Lynnwood serving the South Lynnwood neighborhood. The Boardwalk Trail Project will replace approximately 1,100 linear feet of wood-chip trail with an 8’ wide, elevated boardwalk as well as replace the lake’s southern overwater viewpoint. Elevating the existing trail is key to providing year-round recreation and ADA access to the City’s only public-access lake. Additional upgrades will include improved connections to the existing floating dock, barrier removal along the southern asphalt trail segment, parking lot improvements, interpretive signage, artistic seating, and wetland restoration and enhancements. When completed, Scriber Lake Park will feature a ½-mile, accessible loop trail around the lake. Construction completion is anticipated in summer 2025; the park will be closed during construction.  

The total project cost is estimated to be $5.5 million with grant funding from the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office WWRP Local Parks grant, Snohomish County Partnership Projects program, and the Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Foundation.   

“Lynnwood is home to some of the most beautiful public parks in the region and Scriber Lake Park is no exception. Access to our parks is vital for the health of our community. This project removes barriers for our community members with limited accessibility. Everyone should be able to experience the beauty of what we’re seeing right now,” City of Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell said in her remarks. “Today, we are celebrating Scriber Lake Park’s next chapter. I have a vision of families, friends, commuters, runners and birders along Scriber Lake on the new boardwalk and taking in all the scenery and sounds this park has to offer. I can’t wait to celebrate the opening of the Boardwalk Trail next year!” 

“Thanks in part to federal funding, Lynnwood is building a cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible boardwalk trail in Scriber Lake Park to bring people closer to the outdoors in an urban setting and enable wildlife to thrive,” said Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02). “I look forward to getting out to Scriber Lake Park soon to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and go birding!” 

You can learn more about this project on our website:  

Photo (left to right): Monica Thompson, Senior Park Planner; Sarah Olson, PRCA Deputy Director; Chris Webb, Herrera; Tom Krause, Park Board Chair; Council President George Hurst; Paul Rosser, Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Foundation; Laurie Loeber, Snohomish Tribe of Indians; Mayor Christine Frizzell; Jessica Corbman, Representative Larsen’s Office; Council Vice President Julieta Altamirano-Crosby; Councilmember David Parshall; Joel Faber, Interim PRCA Director; and Dan VanCamp, OMA Construction. 


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