If it is getting boring staying at your Lake Stevens home, consider getting outside and exploring the parks in the city. It is a great way to still practice social distancing, but rejuvenate in the outdoors. There are close to 195 acres of parks, trails, and open space available to residents. Just be sure to use precautions when out in public. Try to stay at least six feet away from other groups of people, do not allow children to play on playgrounds, and use caution if touching hand rails or other features in the parks. Wash your hands upon returning home and do not touch your face while out and about.
Explore Centennial Woods Near Your Lake Stevens Home
When the weather is nice, head to Centennial Woods. This 6.5 acre nature park is near the Centennial Trail and offers stretches of gravel trails that connect to Catherine Creek Park. Wind through wetlands, enjoy the green of the ferns, and gaze up at maple, hemlock, and cedar trees. Catherine Creek Park also offers unpaved trails as well as a grassy meadow and an 18-hole disc golf course. This park is located near Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School, between 20th Street NE and 16th Street NE.
If water is soothing to you, head to North Cove Park. This park spans four acres on the northeast end of the lake. Walk through a grassy meadow to a public boardwalk and pier. In the future, watch for special events to happen here, like the annual Aquafest. Mill Cove Reserve is also located on the lake. This is a great place to come watch birds and other wildlife. Eagle Ridge Park is a work in progress, and spans 28 acres. Find passive nature trails as well as the Lake Stevens Senior Center and the Eagle Ridge Community Garden. Plans are in the works to turn a barn on the property into an interpretive center. Read more about these parks and find others near your Lake Stevens home on the city website.