Enjoy Nature, Sports, and Aerospace Facilities in Everett
Volunteer to Support Everett Parks and Gardens
The city of Everett is located just 40 miles north of Seattle on the Snohomish River's peninsula. The river is named after the Snohomish people who inhabited the area before settlers arriving in the 1860s. Everett was named after an investor's son who filed a plan for the city in 1893. Over the decades, the town evolved from a central transportation hub for lumber products in the early years to a major aerospace and military location. Boeing began investing in the area in the 1940s, and the navy opened Naval Station Everett in 1994. The community is also a bedroom community for many commuters to Seattle. It remains a transportation hub well connected by highways, rail, and airports.
There are many things to do in Everett and the surrounding area. The population growth driven by the aerospace industry, the naval yards, and the hi-tech sector in Seattle has provided investment funds to support many initiatives. Many of the following will be attractive to both tourists and locals looking for a fun day:
- Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
- Imagine Children's Museum
- Schack Center
- Howarth Park
- Angel of Winds Arena
- Museum of Flight Restoration Center
- Jetty Island
- Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens
These are exciting places to visit; however, we will cover a few of these in more detail.
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
The museum is located at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. There are WWII era aircraft, tanks, combat armor, and other technologies on view for patrons of the museum. There are also interactive multimedia exhibits such as Why War: The Causes of Conflict. Visitors may observe mechanics restoring or maintaining various displays while visiting the museum. Feel free to ask questions about the processes used to repair these machines. There are also multiple events held throughout the year that bring to life some of the histories behind many aircraft, tanks, and other exhibits.
For most people, the self-guided tour over two hours will be sufficient. However, docents are available by appointment to provide more detailed and in-depth tours of the facility. These tours must be scheduled in advance. Before visiting the museum, check for hours and availability. Due to recent health concerns, the museum may be closed following regional health guidelines.
For visitors who love nature and fresh air or want to experience the beach, Howarth Park is a great place to visit. Covering 28 acres, visitors can enjoy the beach, observe wildlife or take a relaxing stroll through the park on the waterfront.
Kayak enthusiasts use the beach to launch, sailboats often spend the night, anchored and protected from southern winds. Confirm tide tables before launching before arriving along the beach.
Dogs can be walked leash-free on the east beach; however, please pick up after your pets. Visitors can explore the Lewis & Clark Native Garden to learn more about the plant species native to the area.
There are three tiers to the park, be prepared for a bit of climbing. Above the high bluff, there are playgrounds, picnic areas, washrooms, and tennis courts for everyone to enjoy. Groups and leader-led activities are welcome; however, leaders should schedule their group ahead of time to avoid schedule conflicts.
Angel of the Winds Arena
Located in downtown Everett, there is always something going on at the Angel of the Winds Arena. The arena hosts NHL hockey, indoor football, trade shows, concerts, and conferences in its full conference center. Check for current events at the stadium or if you need to host a wedding, meeting, or hold a banquet.
Public ice skating is also available on an NHL regulation ice sheet for skaters at all skill levels. The arena also hosts local hockey programs, figure skating, parties, and groups. Check the schedule for availability and current health guidelines.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens
The gardens are located in American Legion Memorial Park and consist of eleven themed gardens covering three and a half acres. Each garden has its own curator and is maintained with volunteers and the Everett Parks and Community Services team. Visitors can enjoy the gardens as they wander along pathways in the main areas or participate in a docent-led tour, educational classes, or at the annual plant sale. The gardens include:
- Sculpture Garden
- Small Urban Tree Walk
- Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
- Conifer Garden
- Viewing Mound
- Rock Garden
- Woodland Garden and Fernery
- Japanese Maple Grove
- Backyard Garden
- Northwest Native Plant Trail
- Native Garden
- Horizontal Rock Garden
Plan your visit ahead of time to take advantage of the docent-led tours or take advantage of one of their self-guided tours. Collect seeds from various plants, colorful leaves, and learn how to be a super steward to help support the park.
Fire Suppression Systems May Cause Water Damage
Commercial buildings that meet local fire codes are equipped with fire suppression systems designed to limit the damage from a fire and, in many cases, control the fire until the fire department arrives. While these systems are instrumental in limiting fire damage, immediate action must be taken to mitigate the damage from the water distributed by sprinklers and any chemicals used by the fire department in quelling the fire.
SERVPRO has technicians available and trained for these situations. They realize that every day your business is closed means lost revenue and potentially lost customers. We manage all aspects of the restoration, including:
- Removal of fire-damaged materials
- Management of odors from soot and smoke
- Cleaning of hard surface and soft surface materials (fabrics and upholstery)
- Water removal, humidity control, and drying of all materials
Our SERVPRO team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your fire damage needs. We can quickly assess the damage and the requirements while assembling a team to return your fire damaged commercial space to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of South Everett provides fire damage assistance to Everett retail/business commercial companies and surrounding areas. Call (425) 367-4484.