Heritage Park

Heritage Park

The Mission of Heritage Park is to interpret the heritage of Lynnwood and the neighborhoods which once formed the community of Alderwood Manor. 

Heritage Park celebrates the agricultural, transportation and social heritage of Lynnwood from its roots in the rural community of Alderwood Manor formed in 1919. Heritage exhibits in the park tell stories of life in early Alderwood Manor. Historic structures have been renovated and repurposed as community resource facilities. These include the Wickers Building, the Superintendent’s Cottage, Humble House, Water Tower and Interurban Car No. 55.

Docent Program

The Heritage Park Docent Program is part of the City of Lynnwood Volunteer Program.  We believe that volunteers enhance our ability to maintain and improve the quality of life in our community.  We count on our volunteers and their dedication to help provide those services that best meet the diverse needs of the community.

The Heritage Park Docent Program connects the talents of volunteers to the needs of our residents and visitors. As a Heritage Park docent, you will help make the history of Lynnwood come alive for visitors with tours of Heritage Park and Interurban Car No. 55. If you would like to volunteer as a docent at Heritage Park, please contact the docent coordinator Fred Wong or 425-670-5502.

Donation Program

There are many exciting ways that you can contribute to the continuing development of Heritage Park. Tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted by the Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Foundation for the following projects:

  • Water Tower renovation
  • Museum development, exhibits and displays
  • Heritage program sponsorship
  • 2021 Memorial bricks in the plaza(PDF, 212KB)
  • Memorial benches
  • Memorial trees
  • Interurban Car No. 55 brass seat plaques
  • Park sculpture

Memorial bricks orders for 2020 have closed. To place a memorial brick order for 2021, or for more information on how to donate to Heritage Park, contact Elena Flesher at 425-670-5505 or eflesher@LynnwoodWA.gov.

Park Reservations

Memorial Plaza in front of the trolley can be reserved for small organized events such as weddings, reunions, parties, etc. The size of the event is limited by the available 32 parking spaces including two handicapped stalls and three bus stalls. Carpooling is encouraged. Public restrooms are available. Small informal gatherings are welcome and reservations are not necessary.  However if you plan to have a large gathering (25+ people) in the park, please call 425-670-5502 to make a reservation.

Upcoming Events

 

 

PUBLIC art

"Gentle Encounter" - Artist: Louise McDowell. Bronze sculptures of children and chickens.

History

Heritage Park tells the story of the planned community of Alderwood Manor that emerged between Everett and Seattle along the electric Interurban Railway in 1919. The area’s virgin forests had been logged in the early 1900s, and the resulting stump land was marketed across the United States by the Puget Mill Company, promising a life of health, happiness and independence. By 1922 the population of Alderwood Manor had grown to 1,463 people - and 200,000 hens. Egg production in Alderwood Manor ranked second in the nation. The Great Depression in the 1930s decimated the poultry business, and in 1939 the Interurban was dismantled in favor of bus and automobile transportation. The opening of Highway 99 stimulated commercial development in the area, bringing growth and opportunities to the new city of Lynnwood, which was incorporated in 1959.

Location

19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood 98036  View Map

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