Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Art Project for Youth and the Community creates New Murals along the Centennial Trail

From the Everett Herald:

Program pairs at-risk teens with artist to create mural in Arlington

Camano artist Jill Mattison (center) mixes paint for the mural she designed and is working on with teenagers from the Promising Artists in Recovery Program near Haller Park in Arlington on Monday afternoon.

By Kari Bray, Herald Writer
ARLINGTON — They are turning the drab, dirty gray wall into a colorful story.

Photo from the Everett Herald
Check out this great story in the Everett Herald and then go out and see the new mural visible from the Centennial Trail just south of Haller Park in Arlington, at the southwest corner of Haller Ave and Railroad St.
Photo from Sarah Arney

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Photos of New Activity and projects on Whitehorse and Centennial Trail

River in River Meadows Park.   Lots of people stopped by to find out what's new on the Centennial Trail, What is happening with the Whitehorse Trail, and asking when will the Centennial Trail connect to trails in King County.

Here are some photos to show recent improvements and progress along the trails.

A fine bench at the south end of Legion Park
Arlington has nearly finished the 67th Ave. project and this makes the final complete link for the Centennial Trail to be fully open and functional.  Scroll farther down to see some of the repair work on the Whitehorse Trail.

Watch for traffic here.  It is a complicated intersection.

The project plan envisioned on the project poster.

The current real image of the same spot.
Nice touches of art along the newest part of the trail.

Family fun on the Centennial Trail

Wonderful work is also happening along the Whitehorse Trail Snohomish County has hired a large crew of seasonal helpers to perform many civic cleanup and maintenance projects in the Stillaguamish Valley.  We are seeing lots of great community benefits from the hard work that the Worksource Snohomish Crews are doing.  One big example is the miles of brushing trails and cleaning drainage, work that makes a big difference saving the trails and making our hiking and horseback riding much better.
Work Source Snohomish crew is brushing and cleaning up the Whitehorse Trail

These new barriers are better for users and also make future maintenance access easier.

This washout along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River has been repaired and the Whitehorse Trail is reopened in this beautiful spot next to the river.
Thank you Snohomish County Workers for all the great benefits to our community.  Everyone, get out and enjoy these inviting spaces!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Sculpture on the Centennial Trail: Rooted Embrace

Rooted Embrace by Debbi Rhodes.  Photo from Sarah Arney

"Rooted Embrace" by Debbi Rhodes, after installation on Tuesday. It now has a nice bed of bark around it. The sculpture is located in the 300 block of the trail, just north of the Arlington Police Station.
Arlington Arts Council saved up for two and a half years to purchase this piece of art for the Centennial Trail.  The pad was donated by Cuz Concrete, a lift was provided by Duane Oostra of Pape Bobcat, and the piece was fabricated by Allied Steel Fabricators in Redmond. 

Artist Debbi Rhodes created the piece that was purchased by the Arlington Arts Council and then donated to the City of Arlington.

The Arts Council raises money for public art during their annual art auction in October.