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Point 1: Legion Memorial Park
145 Alverson Boulevard

High on a bluff, Everett's Legion Park Overlook offers a panoramic view of the Everett waterfront, including Jetty Island. Directly below the park is the site of the Snohomish tribal village of Hibulb (or Hebolb). A portion of Legion Park itself is a registered archaeological site (45SN61).

Combined parcels of land given in 1932 by the American Legion, Earl Faulkner Post, and the Everett Improvement Company led to development of a north-end park for Everett. Using WPA money during the Great Depression, the city began clearing land in February 1932.

Workers planted shrubs and created two baseball diamonds, a shelter, a lookout point and picnic grounds. In 1935 title of the land was deeded to the city and the park has served the community from that time.

Sears, Roebuck and Company donated funds in 1940 to build a community center that is still in use today. On the west side of the park is the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, in a portion of the park that is easily overlooked. Started in the 1960s, it has been extensively expanded and developed in recent years by the Everett Arboretum and Garden Foundation.

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Artist's concept of Everett's future waterfront, ca. 1890s
Courtesy Everett Public Library (Image No. 0118)


Waterfront from Legion Park Overlook, Everett, February 2008
HistoryLink.org Photo by Margaret Riddle


Legion Park and community center, Everett, 2008
Courtesy Everett Parks and Recreation

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