This past spring the veteran’s memorial wall at the center of Causland Park was damaged while Parks staff was doing maintenance work around it. The wall lacked anchoring bolts or rebar to make a safe repair feasible so the wall was removed. This is regrettable, but it was done because the wall was unstable. The plaques on the wall were removed and are safely stored at the Anacortes Museum. Museum staff created a page honoring the veteran’s listed on the plaques that can be viewed here.
Parks and Recreation staff are working on a design for a new wall that is in keeping with the park’s historic nature. A community group has also come forward to help with restoring the cannon in the park as it is showing signs of rust. We expect to have a sketch of the new wall available for the public to see and comment on in the near future. Due to COVID-19 considerations we have not been able to have an in-person meeting of our Parks and Recreation Commission to publicly discuss our replacement plans. If you have questions, please contact Anacortes Parks and Recreation at 360-293-1918.