When you look through your kitchen or family room windows, what do you see? A tree lined street, the neighbor's yards ... maybe some kids riding their bikes ... or perhaps you see grassy fields and Doug firs?
How about this scenario - One day you open your drapes and, instead of seeing your neighbors, trees or all the visual reasons why you moved into your house ... you see a giant shopping mall sized parking lot, stadium lights, bumper to bumper traffic and cops directing crowds of strangers.
If that imagery is shocking, welcome to the Nightmare of the possible future of Wellington Hills Parks as envisioned by Snohomish County's Department of Parks.
If you've been to the Park and enjoyed walking in this particular location, note the trees and where they will no longer be in the circled area on the Department of Parks Master Plan map ...
If you've strolled through the park, perhaps with your kids or dogs ... the following photos of familiar locations show how it currently is ... however, on the following Department of Parks Master Plan map you can see how it might become.
... IF you don't speak out to stop the Nightmare from becoming real.
You CAN make a difference.
Please donate to the Neighbors to Save Wellington Hills Parks ... it's easy, just use the PayPal button located at the top of this blog's side column.
Note - all donations are for attorney fees - it gets expensive trying to get local government to do the right thing.
photos by Bill Stankus
Map sections, drawn up by Snohomish County's Department of Parks