Washington Park is located on the city’s far west end on the Rosario Strait and has a wide range of amenities including a day-use facility, a boat launch, picnic shelters, restrooms, and an open play space with children’s play equipment. There are 68 campsites available for RVs and tents, with access to restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Only roughly 41 acres of the park’s 200 acres have been developed, but a 2.3-mile paved road runs through it for automobiles, runners, bikers, and walkers to enjoy. Please call 360-293-1918 for information on any park facilities.
This sports field complex includes three baseball fields and a soccer field. The Kiwanis Meadows area is a full-size soccer field/open space with trees that provide a meadow-like atmosphere. The Alton R. Daniels and Volunteer fields are regulation baseball fields, while the Marguerite and Don Daniels field is artificial grass. The newest addition to the park is the Doug Colglazier Playground featuring play equipment, a covered picnic shelter, and a full-size basketball court. When completed, the Rice Complex will include a football and soccer stadium, a 400-meter surfaced track, and other related amenities.
Storvik Park is well-designed, with a little league game field (also used for youth soccer), restrooms, a play area, two basketball courts, a picnic area, and parking. If you want to reserve the covered picnic area, call 293-1918 to see if it is available.
This park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park on three different lakes with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline surrounded by breathtaking views, old-growth forests, and abundant wildlife.
The Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL) is approximately 2,800 acres of forestland owned by the City of Anacortes in several large tracts. Within city limits, find forested hills, lakes, streams, wetlands, and meadows. Twenty miles of trails provide public access to the forest lands. There are nine loop trails for horses, motorcycles, bikers, and hikers. Some areas are limited to specific user groups. The changing terrain and trailside viewpoints provide panoramic views of the surrounding area. Trail maps are available at several local businesses.
Mt. Erie Park spans 160 acres. At the top of Mt. Erie, elevation 1,270 ft, choose from four viewing areas and be rewarded with spectacular views in all directions. Mt. Erie is Fidalgo Island’s highest point and is part of the former Anacortes watershed. There is a small parking area as well as a road that leads to the summit. Trails from this area lead into a portion of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands covering 1400+ acres.
Causland Park was built in the 1920s by John Baptiste LePage to honor Anacortes veterans from World War I to the Vietnam War. It has extensive ornate rock work and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The park, surrounded by low serpentine mosaic walls, has a bandstand, amphitheater, and terraces made of colored pebble and rock mosaic. Other park features include picnic tables, mature ornamental plantings, and a small grassy lawn.
Rotary Park is a 1.5-acre linear park located on the north and east edge of the Cap Sante Boat Haven at the base of Cap Sante. Rotary Park has a paved pedestrian trail out to the Cap Sante breakwater, picnic tables, and a shelter. A nine-hole disc golf course at Rotary Park was made possible with support from the Anacortes Parks Foundation, the City of Anacortes, and the Rotary Club. The course is a challenging short par-3 course with many obstacles.
(1000 W Avenue at 4th St. along W Ave.)
Primarily a vista point, this 37-acre forested promontory affords an excellent view of the marina, the City of Anacortes, March Point, Fidalgo Bay, Mt Baker, and the Cascades.
A 110-acre park has the most undeveloped waterfront on Fidalgo Island. Highlights include a freshwater beaver pond and stunning views of Rosario Strait. A short 3/4-mile walk through old-growth firs, madronas, and lichen-shrouded trees take you to sweeping views of north Puget Sound. Kids will enjoy walking first along the trail by a large pond filled with widgeons, mallards, cattails, and red-winged blackbirds.
A 10-acre linear park and street median developed along the R Avenue access road from Highway 20 into Anacortes waterfront industries and recreation areas. The south end contains the Smith sculpture, and the north end of the median widens to accommodate the Ben Root Skate Park. The 7,500 square foot concrete skate park has parking, a drinking fountain, lights, seating, and a restroom nearby.
This heavily forested site near the city center contains Cranberry Lake (approximately 27 acres) and several other small lakes and bogs. The terrain varies from flat to steep slopes. This area has an extensive trail system.
The Seaman Memorial is located at the Cap Sante Marina. Parking, picnic tables, a promenade, and beach access with a stunning view of Fidalgo Bay are all available.
Kiwanis Waterfront Park is a developed parkland on the north shoreline. Picnic tables, benches, pathways, an overlook, beach access, and parking are available to help you take in the views of the Guemes Channel, Guemes Island, boat traffic, and ferry traffic.
The fenced dog areas include off-leash dog areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs, plus water for the pets, pet waste disposal bags, and portable restrooms. The City of Anacortes Parks Department, Anacortes Rotary Club, and the Anacortes Little League worked together to develop a new baseball field. Ace of Hearts Rotary Park also includes wetland improvements, a parking lot, trails, and a creek. Dogs must have current vaccinations and a license.
There are approximately 3.3 miles of paved trail for pedestrians and bicyclists between 11th Street and across the train trestle to March Point Road.
VOLUNTEER PARK — KIWANIS MEADOWS PARK – DANIELS FIELD
DECEPTION PASS STATE PARK
CAP SANTE PARK
SHARPE PARK & MONTGOMERY-DUBAN HEADLANDS PARK
ALICE PARCHMAN NEWLAND PARK
CRANBERRY LAKE AREA
SEAFARERS MEMORIAL PARK
KIWANIS WATERFRONT PARK
ACE OF HEARTS ROTARY PARK
TOMMY THOMPSON TRAILHEAD