On the east side of Miner's Corner County Park there are underground petroleum pipelines and overhead electrical power lines.
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On the west side of the park there's a playground for young children.
The west side of the park also has toilets, a basketball court, a covered slab with tables, a monument to the Snohomish County Council and the Parks Dept. and, near all these amenities is a play structure.
Since Miner’s Corner is in Snohomish County, perhaps the Monroe Correctional Complex inspired this play-structure.
Let’s play Hide & Seek because there’s an awesome hollow log in the weedy ditch, "perfect" for hiding.
Or maybe under the footbridge is a good hiding place.
I'm certain they don't want children to be tripped or speared on decorative log landscaping ... surely the County’s landscape engineers considered every detail when they designed this park ... but having a surplus of fallen trees is sooo tempting.
Ironically, the County prides itself on the fact Miner's Corner is the first ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant park in Snohomish County.
None the less ... petroleum pipelines, power lines, a profusion of noxious weeds (Ragweed, Scotch Broom, etc) ... a sandbox near a pond, hollow logs near play structures, numerous logs with massive root tangles and logs along pathways which have projecting limbs and fractured spear-like breaks ... and lots of large rocks that will be slippery when it rains (this is the Pacific Northwest).
And, all of this interpretative park design because King County coughed up mitigation funds to build the Brightwater sewage plant in Snohomish County.
photos by Bill Stankus
park by Snohomish County's Department of Parks