Trail

Jennings Memorial Park

Marysville, WA
Length: 1.20 mi.
Type: Out & Back

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This amazing park at the center of Marysville has everything you need for a fun filled family outing. Park at the main entrance on Armar Road and the first thing that catches your eye is the large red barn with a giant bronze rooster statue in front of it. To the right of the barn is the main playground, complete with swings, toy train, and large two story play structure. Once the kids have had their fill there, walk back to the Getchell Hill house, which is open for tours on the weekends during the summer months. Behind the house, a large locomotive is also on display.

After a tour of the antiquities on display, stop by the master garden maintained by the local Rotary Club. Food grown here is donated to the food bank regularly, and there are many areas for the children to enjoy, such as the rose garden, the rain garden, the English cottage garden, and the woodland garden. Once finished, head back to the big red barn, where you will find a trail down to the Kiwanis Pond, a great place for children to learn all about fishing. From the pond you have two options. One option is to take the trail behind the pond into the marsh and circle the perimeter of the park back to the main parking lot. There is a great viewing area tucked away back there where you can see the pond from above, and there is also a little turtle pond filled with all kinds of turtles and bullfrogs on display to the public. The other option has you circling the pond and coming back to the main trail to cross the bridge over Allen Creek.

Keep an eye out for the resident pair of Blue Herons as you cross over Allen Creek. This path will take you to the second playground at Jennings Park, known to the locals as the Dinosaur Park because of its dino theme. This park was remodeled in 2017 and features a large slide, a balancing bridge, a dinosaur shaped jungle gym, and a large zipline style swing that holds several people at once. Continue on past the playground and check out the basketball courts and the baseball fields beyond it.

The main trail veers south when it passes the ballfields and it runs behind a quiet neighborhood for a third of a mile before reaching the last playground on 64th Avenue. This playground has no swings, but it has two climbing structures, slides, and bars to climb on. Stay and play a while before heading back to the main parking lot.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail Contributor

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Hello! I am a former Journeyman Wireman turned stay-at-home mom to my four beautiful children. After growing up in the hot desert of Las Vegas, we decided to make a change and move to beautiful Snohomish County WA. I found my community here through Hike it Baby, and I now work to facilitate that for others. If you’re ever in my neck of the woods, come join me on a hike!