Scriber Creek Trail Improvement Project Moves Forward

Published on September 12, 2022

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LYNNWOOD, WA (September 12, 2022) - On Tuesday, City, State and Federal Officials, along with project partners, joined together to celebrate the beginning of construction of Phase 2 of the Scriber Creek Trail Improvements, with a ceremonial groundbreaking. 

Phase 2 of the Scriber Creek Trail Improvement project will make critical upgrades to approximately 5,000 linear feet of walking paths, transforming it into a non-motorized transportation alternative to access the Lynnwood Transit Center and future light rail station. Currently, the trail has multiple surface types, is not ADA accessible, and is impassable much of the year due to flooding in the natural areas. The improved trail will remain in the existing corridor and will be widened to 16 feet, will be ADA accessible with durable, slip resistant, hard surfaces, will have lighting, and an elevated bridge/boardwalk structure to mitigate flooding in the wetlands.

This trail serves as a critical non-motorized transportation route for those traveling to and from the Lynnwood transit center. Additionally, it will improve public access and enjoyment of public parklands with new viewpoints in Scriber Creek Park, improved wetland function, and scenic views along the trail corridor. 


This project could not have come together without the incredible partnership with Sound Transit, Community Transit, Department of Transportation, the Puget Sound Regional Council, as well as the advocacy from our state and federal representatives to help us receive numerous grants and appropriation awards to fund this project. Sound Transit has contributed $5 million, we received a $2.4 million Pedestrian and Bicycle Grants from Washington State Department of Transportation, $1.4 million from the Puget Sound Regional Council, and $1 million in Federal appropriations secured by US Congressman Rick Larsen. 

Scriber Creek Trail Renderings


New crossing of 200th St SW at Sprague's Pond Park


View of Phase 2 trail segment from Transit Center to Sprague's Pond Park crossing.


Rendering of boardwalk section through Scriber Creek Park.

Scriber Creek Trail Improvements Project Phasing

Phase 1: Connects the Interurban Trail to Scriber Creek Park along the south-southwest edge of the future light rail station (service to begin late 2024). Under Construction. (This portion is part of the Sound Transit improvements at the Transit Center.)

Phase 2: Extends from the southwestern corner of the transit center to approximately 100 feet north of 200th ST SW, just north of Sprague's Pond Mini Park. Under construction.

Phase 3: Extends from the end of Phase 2, just north of 200th ST SW, through Scriber Lake Park to connect to 196th ST SW and Wilcox Park. Planning phase.

Design & Construction Team: 

  • Engineering: Parametrix
  • Contractor: Oma Construction, Inc.
  • Construction Administration: KPG Psomas

More Information:

Construction will begin this fall and is anticipated to take 18 months to complete. Find out more information and sign up to receive project updates by visiting our project webpage

Photo Caption: 

Left to right: Parks & Recreation Deputy Director Sarah Olson, Parks & Recreation Director Lynn Sordel, City Council Member Shirley Sutton, Council Member Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, Council Member Shannon Sessions, Council President George Hurst, Mayor Christine Frizzell, US Congressman Rick Larsen, WA Representative Cindy Ryu, Community Transit Executive Director Ric Ilgenfriz, Sound Transit North Corridor Director Eric Widstrand, and Parks & Recreation Board Chair Holly Hernandez.