22903 45th Ave. SE, Bothell
Thank you for joining us during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.
Please note: The park is not open. The contractor continues to work onsite. Estimated opening is January 2014.
Miner’s Corner County Park is located at the corner of 228th St SE and 45th Ave SE in north Bothell. The 13 acre park has been designed and developed as Snohomish County’s first universally accessible park and employs full stormwater dispersion; a low impact development technique that preserves and restores native vegetation instead of using conventional stormwater ponds and vaults.
A large fully accessible playground with sand and water play habitat is set into an existing woodland at the park core. The play space provides unique, universally accessible and safe play experiences for children of all ages and abilities. It offers children and adults the opportunity to engage the senses and interact with nature.
Numerous paths and play spaces in the woods and along a created intermittent stream and wetland emphasize open ended creative play and exploration. A 10 foot tall wheelchair accessible lookout tower (one of the tallest in the country) provides a unique experience and focal point for the playground and park as a whole.
To meet permit requirements for the full dispersion stormwater plan, 65% of the site must be preserved as Native Vegetation. The investment in native habitat preservation and restoration as a stormwater management technique is consistent with the public’s desire for the park to contain “Retained wild areas” and provides significant opportunity for passive recreation and nature appreciation.
The entire park path system is designed to be fully accessible with a maximum grade of 5%. A 3/4 mile perimeter loop and internal paths connect the site’s amenities and offer users of all abilities the opportunity to explore the park and enjoy the natural setting.
A large multipurpose lawn area provides opportunities for a variety of informal sports, field games and events. The lawn is graded and sized to allow pickup play and practice for a variety of team sports including soccer, football, tee-ball and ultimate frisbee, but is also suitable for family outings and picnics.
An accessible multipurpose sport court contains a full size high school basketball court, 4-square court and hopscotch. An adjacent sloping lawn area and available electric power allow the court space to be used for special events such as movies or a farmers market.
Additional special features include: a picnic shelter and site power system designed with a solar power array; a custom restroom designed for universal accessibility and special needs users; creative topography and mounds designed to enhance park aesthetics, reduce road noise and enhance the user experience.
For an overview of the park site plan and proposed park improvements, please follow the link below.
Landscape Site Plan Graphics
This 13-acre property was acquired in 2008 as partial mitigation for the Brightwater sewage treatment facility. A public process was followed to develop a conceptual site plan for the park and design, engineering and permitting followed to lead to development of this new facility.
The Parks Department is excited to produce a facility that goes beyond the requirements of the American Disabilities Act and is planned to be accessible for a large cross section of potential park users.
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