The Wellington Hills County Park property (formerly the Wellington Hills Golf Course) is approximately 104 acres. Snohomish County proposes to clear over 46 acres, almost half of the entire site, which comprises nearly everything that is not considered a critical area and can actually be developed.
In order to prepare the site for the synthetic and grass fields, stadium lights, parking lots and buildings, the County would need to flatten the existing rolling terrain by digging out and moving over 200,000 cubic yards of soil from the south side of 240th Street SE to the north side of the road. The "fill" on the north side of the street would level the terrain as seen in the photo on this site's home page.
"If you smell fish, there's probably a bucket of fish heads nearby."
The "claim" has been made, "We're only developing 8.8% of the park".
Using their own technical drawing, I've outlined the park boundary (in magenta) AND I've outlined the proposed developed areas (in green). Trails are represented by dash lines.
... Sure looks like more than 50% of the park property gets developed.
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