Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Ballinger Park construction overview — May 26, 2024

David Carlos on June 25, 2023 began taking weekly photographs via drone to capture the progress of the fish and wildlife restoration project at Ballinger Park.

And here’s the latest video:

The $5.5 million project aims to transform Ballinger Park into a natural area with wetlands, riparian corridors, natural vegetation, habitat for birds, fish, turtles and amphibians — and hopefully someday to support salmon runs.

A partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Mountlake Terrace, the project includes planting of more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs, redirecting Hall Creek to a new, more-stable channel, and constructing boardwalks, trails and footpaths.

You can read more about the project here.

Our thanks to City of Mountlake Terrace Stormwater Program Manager Laura Reed for captioning the photos.

  1. I am grateful for this park land and the water that feeds it…what beautiful natural resources we are so lucky to enjoy! Thanks to those talented people with foresight and skills to develop this park, but we all must take better care of our natural world.

  2. Wow, almost a year! When will it be open and how will all the dogs be stopped from running all over our ‘habitat for birds, fish, turtles and amphibians’? Then there are the July 3rd fireworks over the lake. Really? I guess only one night of terror.

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