Scriber Lake Park

Scriber Lake
Scriber Lake Park is a quiet natural refuge in the center of Lynnwood. Scriber Lake and its associated wetlands are located within this urban forest. The lake provides important habitat for fish, waterfowl, songbirds and small mammals. It is also regulated as a stormwater holding facility.

 

Public Art 

Benches: Artist, Michele Van Slyke. Welded steel benches and stools. 

History

In 1890, Alderwood Manor pioneer Paul Schreiber homesteaded 160 acres that included this park site. The lake eventually became known as "Scriber" Lake. At one time there was a resort at the west end of the lake, built by the Barklay family, with a dance hall, rental cabins and swimming pool. In 1966, 196th Street SW was widened, reducing the size of the lake and compromising the water quality. In 1982, the City of Lynnwood purchased 22 acres which included the lake, to protect this natural area as a community park. The first phase of improvements at Scriber Lake Park was completed in May 2013. The lake's original dock, built in 1981, has been replaced with a new floating boardwalk made of environmentally friendly materials that are less costly to maintain and will have a long lifespan. Follow the pathway to the lake, have a seat on the "public art" benches on the boardwalk, and enjoy the peaceful views of the lake.

Location

5322 198th Street Southwest , Lynnwood 98036  View Map

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