Park (6300 Sunset Avenue) 220 acre Washington Park juts into Rosario
Strait on the western edge of Anacortes, offering territorial views. The
park has a day use area and overnight camping facilities. At Sunset
Beach, on the north shore, there is a boat launch, rest rooms, reservable picnic shelter, playground and open play area. There are 75
campsites, restrooms, showers and laundry services in the overnight
area. Picnic sites and car pullouts provide beach access along Green
Point, the west shoreline. A 2.3 mile loop road provides access to
several shoreline areas and a viewpoint of Burrows Bay. The loop road is
used by cars, joggers, bicyclists and walkers. For information regarding
campground and boat lot availability please call 360-293-1927. For all
other information call 360-293-1918.
Park (1915 13th Street) This still developing park has been largely
a volunteer effort. There are approximately 24 acres of developable
space, 15 acres of which are leased from the school district and are
developed with three ball fields and a soccer field. The Kiwanis
Meadows area is a full size soccer field / open space that is
lined with trees to create a meadow like feeling. The newest addition is
the Doug Colglazier Playground that includes play
equipment a covered picnic shelter and a full-sized basketball court.
The Marguerite and Don Daniels field is a Field Turf
Fastpitch / Little League field. The Alton Daniels and
Volunteer fields are regulation baseball fields. There are 45
acres of wet lands and open space and a 9 acre developing area called
the Rice Complex that when completed will contain a
football/soccer stadium, 400 meter surfaced track and associated
Waterfront Park (1708 6th Street) is 2 acres of developed
parkland located on the north Anacortes shoreline. There are picnic
tables, benches, pathways, overlook, beach access and parking to help
enjoy the views of the Guemes Channel, Guemes Island, boat traffic and
Park (1110 32nd Street) is a park of 8.7 acres. It has picnic tables,
a reservable picnic shelter (call 293-1918 for availability), restrooms, one little league game field which also serves as
a multi-purpose youth soccer field and two basketball courts. Storvik
also has children's play equipment, and is used regularly as a
destination park by walkers.
Community Forest Lands The City of Anacortes owns 2,800 acres of forest
lands called the Anacortes Community Forestlands (ACFL) in several large
tracts. The forest lands are within the city limits and include forested
hills, lakes, streams, wetlands and meadows. Twenty miles of trails
provide public access to the forest lands. A full-time forest manager is
employed by the Parks and Recreation Department to oversee the forest
There is a Forest Lands Management Plan that covers management units,
use zones and critical habitat areas. A five member advisory board
oversees the implementation of the management plan and develops
policies. There are nine loop trails designed for horses, motorcycles,
bikes and hikers. Some areas are restricted to specific user groups. An
advisory board representing various user groups has developed trail and
user group policy and has suggested trail etiquette to encourage
responsible use of the park. The terrain varies and trail side
viewpoints provide territorial views. An endowment fund has been set up
to help fund the forest lands. Trail maps are available at various
businesses around town.
of Hearts Rotary Park (38th St. & H Avenue)
This park is currently under construction. The off leash dog areas, one
for large dogs and one for small dogs, has opened. The fenced dog areas
include water for the pets, pet waste disposal bags and portable
restrooms. The temporary off leash dog area at 9th & Q Avenue also
remains open. The City of Anacortes Parks Department, Anacortes Rotary
Club and the Anacortes Little League are currently working together to
develop a new baseball field. When all completed, Ace of Hearts Rotary
Park will also include wetland improvements, parking lots, restroom,
trails, creek, and a playground
Erie (Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road) is a 160 acre Park. It
includes the summit of Mt. Erie, the highest point of Fidalgo Island and
is part of the former Anacortes watershed. There is a small parking area
and a road to the top of Mt. Erie. There are trails in the surrounding
City portions of the Community Forest Lands and various lookouts
offering breathtaking vistas.
Memorial Park (710 N Avenue) was built in the 1920's by
Louis Lepage and is on the National Register of Historic Places. A
portion of the park is dedicated to Anacortes veterans from World War I
to the Vietnam War.
The 2 acre park is unique in its use of decorative rock and black and
white mosaic for structures and walls. Low, serpentine mosaic walls
surround the park, and a bandstand, amphitheater and terraces are
similarly made of colored pebble and rock mosaic. Other park features
include picnic tables, mature ornamental plantings, a small grassy lawn
and many terraces. The park is visited frequently by tourists enthralled
by its lovingly detailed decorations.
Sante Park (1000 W Avenue) is a 37 acre forested promontory at the
eastern edge of Anacortes. It is primarily a viewpoint overlooking the
marina, the City of Anacortes, March Point, Fidalgo Bay and the
Cascades. A remnant of an amphitheater is located on the east bank of
Park (701 T Avenue) is a 1.5 acre linear park located on the
north and east edge of the Cap Sante Boat Haven at the base of Cap Sante.
Rotary Park has a trail out to the Cap Sante breakwater, parking, picnic
tables and a shelter.
Ben Root Skate Park (2313
R Avenue) is a 7,500 square foot
concrete skate park with parking, drinking fountain, lights, seating and
restroom nearby. The Ben Root Skate Park is located within Alice Parchman Newland Park and offers a view of Fidalgo Bay. Adjacent to the
park is a trailhead for the Tommy Thompson Parkway.
Tommy Thompson Parkway
(Trailheads at 22nd Street and R Avenue, Fidalgo Bay R.V. Park and 30th
& U Ave.) consists of approximately 3.3 miles of paved trail for
pedestrians and bicyclists between 11th Street and across the train
trestle to March Point. A breakdown of the mileage is 11th St. to 22nd
St. is 0.6 miles, 22nd St. to 34th St. is 0.7 miles, 34th St. to RV Park
is 1.0 miles, RV Park to trestle is 0.6 miles and across the trestle is
0.4 miles for a total of 3.3 miles.
Shugarts Playground (Anacortes Public Library—10th Street and N
Street) is a .5 acre playground with picnic tables adjacent to the
Tursi Park (2200 Pennsylvania Avenue) A newly developed
neighborhood park with play equipment and picnic tables.
Off Leash Dog Areas (9TH & Q Avenue) (38th
& H Avenue ) the temporary
site (9th & Q) is fully enclosed and dog waste disposal bags are available.
Portable restrooms are onsite for the owner’s as well. Dogs must have
current vaccinations and a license as well. The permanent dog park is
completed at approximately 38th Street and H Avenue. This site contains a multi-use playfield and
dog park. This area has been a joint effort between the City of
Anacortes and the Fidalgo
Islanders for Dogs Off-leash (FIDO).
Clearridge Park (1900
Block of Blakely) is a .8 acre partially developed
park near the Anacortes Airport with two tennis courts and a basketball
court. It was given to the City as part of the subdivision process as
homes were developed in the west side of Anacortes.
Alice Parchman Newland Park (R Avenue between 32nd and 22nd Streets) is
a 10 acre linear park and street median developed along the R Avenue
access road from Highway 20 into Anacortes waterfront industries and
recreation areas. The north end of the median widens to accommodate the
Ben Root Skate Park. There is a view of Fidalgo Bay.
29th Street Playground (29th Street and Q Avenue) is a half-acre
playground on "Q" Avenue. There is children's play equipment on the
Roadside Park (Jackson Avenue and Oakes Avenue) Roadside park is a .3
acre street end with views of Guemes Channel.
N Avenue Park (2nd Street and N Avenue) is .4 acres of undeveloped
street-end park land with views to Guemes channel.