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City Council: In Other News, Woodinville Weekly, September 16, 2014

A dozen residents of Woodinville and surrounding areas came to last week’s meeting to urge the City Council to continue opposing the development of Wellington Hills County Park, which would convert the former golf course to a park with seven sports fields, a dog park and trails, among other amenities. Read more.

Neighbors, Government Officials Debate Merits of Wellington Park, Woodinville Weekly, March 3, 2014

The debate isn’t over about Wellington Hills County Park, where Snohomish County Parks and Recreation plans to build seven sports fields, trails and more on what used to be a golf course. Read more

Neighbors Near Future Park Complain About Traffic, Loss of Rural Atmosphere, Woodinville Weekly, February 25, 2014

Sharon Peterson held up a binder with 600 pages of complaints about the proposed Wellington Hills County Park. "The Neighbors to Save Wellington Park has a name for this book," Peterson said at last week’s City Council meeting during a public hearing about the park. "They call it the ‘thud factor.’" Read more

Appeals Filed to Stop Park Construction, Woodinville Weekly, May 8, 2013

The City of Woodinville and local nonprofit group Neighbors to Save Wellington Hills Park have filed appeals to try to stop construction of a park where the Wellington Hills Golf Course now stands. They say the planned park violates the Land Use Protection Act, the State Environmental Policy Act and the Growth Management Act. Read more

New County Park’s Impacts Concern Maltby Neighbors, Herald Everett, April 25, 2013

A neighbors group and the city of Woodinville have filed formal appeals seeking to scale back Snohomish County's plans for a sports complex near Highway 522. Read more

Environmental Checklist Released for Maltby Park, Herald Everett, March 23, 2013

The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation department has compiled an environmental checklist for the proposed construction of the Wellington Hills County Park. Read more

SnoCo Meets Public Again on Park Project, Woodinville Weekly, February 4, 2013

About 80 concerned citizens filled the Brightwater Education and Community Center conference room Thursday as Snohomish County unveiled its newly-revised master plan for what’s now being referred to as Wellington Hills County Park. Read more

Revised Plans for Wellington Hills County Park Move Full Steam Ahead, Woodinville Weekly, November 20, 2012

The Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board, at its Tuesday meeting, approved a revised master plan to construct a regional sports complex on the 100 acres where the Wellington Hills Golf & Country Club once stood. Read more

SnoCo Parks Revises Wellington Park Plan, Woodinville Weekly, November 6, 2012

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation recently revised its concept design plan for the regional sports complex to be built where Wellington Hills Golf and Country Club sat for 79 years. Read more

In the Dog Days of Summer, City Council Has a Long One, Woodinville Weekly, August 14, 2012

... It was then on to approval of Resolution No. 423, generated by council request and written by staff, expressing concerns about the development of the Wellington Hills Golf Course into a major Snohomish County sports complex featuring nine lighted soccer fields and paved parking to accommodate over 700 vehicles — about the size of nearby Costco’s parking lot. Read more

Wellington Golf Course Neighbors Reach Out, Woodinville Weekly, July 31, 2012

“Neighbors to Save Wellington Park” fully understands Snohomish County now owns the nearly 100 acres where Wellington Hills Golf Course sits and that a recreation park will be built. And they’re OK with that. It was built in by law five years ago via Brightwater mitigation monies destined for parks. They just strongly object to the type of park Snohomish County has in mind. Read more