Everett Things to Do

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    Sculpture Walk

    by joiwatani Written Jan 18, 2009

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    There are about 11 sculptures in Downtown Everett. When in town, do the sculpture walk. Here's what the City of Everett Tourist Bureau says: "The city's freestanding scuptures are best viewed from a continously changing vantage point. Walk around them. Walk through them. Look at them from all sides. Look Closely and from a distance. Compare and contrast different pieces. Place your hands in negative spaces rub your hands over their surfaces. Take your time. Enjoye them."

    1. Along Colby, Georgia Gerber
    2. Balancing Big, Joseph Kinnebrew
    3. Braeburn Pear, Mary Kuebelbeck
    4. Confluence, William Robinson
    5. Hide and Seek, Hai Ying Wu
    6. Pillars of Industry, Judith & Daniel Caldwell
    7. Simple Song, Kevin Pettelle
    8. Temptation, Pasha Stinson
    9. The Totems, Brandon Zebold
    10. Transformatin of a Seawolf, James Madison
    11. Trivergence, Ulrich Pakker

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    Every summer I made sure I got...

    by falicia2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Every summer I made sure I got to Jetty Island, it is an awesome place to go get away from it all and it's so close you can look out your window and see it. On a summers day you actually feel like your in a tropical paradise. Jetty Island began its existence in 1895 with plans to build a fresh water harbor. This man-made island was originally meant to be a dike to hold back the salt water from the proposed harbor. But, the project grew to a scope larger than anybody could have ever imagined, and the idea eventually faded. Now the 2-mile long jetty, just a quarter mile off the Everett waterfront, is an island park with tall grasses and warm water sandy beaches. It provides a perfect habitat for waterfowl, many of which use the jetty for their nesting site. There are ongoing efforts to encourage a number of other species, including the endangered Arctic Gull, to nest here as well. Throughout the summer months park rangers conduct interpretive programs and nature walks for all ages to help explore this environmental wonder. Call for a 'Jetty Days' schedule of activities.
    Open July 5 thru Sept. 1, 10 am to 5:30 pm Wed. thru Sat., 11 am to 5:30 pm, Sun.; free ferry departs every 30 min. from the 10th St. Boat Launch & Park located off W Marine View Dr. (10 blocks north of the Navy) - pick up boarding passes at the kiosk; (425) 259-0300

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    Sculpture Walk

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 18, 2009

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    There are about 11 sculptures in Downtown Everett. When in town, do the sculpture walk. Here's what the City of Everett Tourist Bureau says: "The city's freestanding scuptures are best viewed from a continously changing vantage point. Walk around them. Walk through them. Look at them from all sides. Look Closely and from a distance. Compare and contrast different pieces. Place your hands in negative spaces rub your hands over their surfaces. Take your time. Enjoy them."

    1. Along Colby, Georgia Gerber
    2. Balancing Big, Joseph Kinnebrew
    3. Braeburn Pear, Mary Kuebelbeck
    4. Confluence, William Robinson
    5. Hide and Seek, Hai Ying Wu
    6. Pillars of Industry, Judith & Daniel Caldwell
    7. Simple Song, Kevin Pettelle
    8. Temptation, Pasha Stinson
    9. The Totems, Brandon Zebold
    10. Transformatin of a Seawolf, James Madison
    11. Trivergence, Ulrich Pakker

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    Downtown Everett Library

    by Irish_Turtle Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    This libary located off of California Street in downtown Everett is fairly large for a city of this size and has a branch also located off of Evergreen drive (which is much smaller).

    The library has a homey feel and offers movies, dvds, magazines, and of course books for rent. Their is also a cafe located inside which sells snacks and drinks.

    The library is two stories and overlooks the Possession Sound, which is a nice scenic outlook.

    There is plenty of parking underground and the grounds are fairly safe.

    However, lots of homeless people in the libary!

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    Jetty Island (generally only open July and August)

    by glabah Updated Aug 31, 2012
    Jetty Island west side at Low Tide
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    Serving the dual purpose of both a recreational site and a bird habitat, Jetty Island was created for two completely different purposes: there needed to be a place to dump the riprap and sludge dredged from the port and the Snohomish River, and there was a desire to create a breakwater that protected the marina and port facilities from the rougher waters of Puget Sound.

    The combination has been somewhat of a happy accident that created Everett's only real waterfront beach area, thus making it a popular place for people in the summer months.

    The tidal mud flats are also a decreasingly available habitat for shore birds of various types due to development of the waterways in various locations. Thus, the tidal areas of Jetty Island have become important habitat.

    As an island, the only way to get to the island is by boat, and the Jetty Island Ferry is provided for that purpose. The Everett Parks department only has enough resources to operate this service during the months of July and August. During these warm months, the ferry is quite popular. Everett residents are able to make reservations for the ferry, but all others are on a space available basis. Therefore, due to crowding on the beach and space on the ferry, it is highly recommended to visit during weekdays unless you have a particular motivation to visit on a weekend. It is best to try to find someone living in Everett that can provide reservation space for you if you do visit during a weekend.

    Also, the earlier you visit in the morning the better, as each ferry across brings more and more people to the island.

    The operation of the ferry deserves its own set of photos and description as it is fairly simple yet unusual in how they assure that everyone over has a ride back. So, for that please see my
    Jetty Island Ferry Tip.

    Nature programs of various types are presented on the island, and those who are employed in doing so are quite well trained in the nature of the island and very knowledgeable in the life that makes its permanent home here. As an example, on August 27, 2012 I participated in one of the nature walks, led by a young woman who is most of the time a university student in Bellingham, studying ocean biology. She knew the birds reasonably well, but also introduced us to the various plants on the island (This one you can lick but don't eat, this one you can eat, and this one is extremely poisonous.). The results were quite educational in terms of both the natural world of the island itself and the basics of the biology of a healthy tidal ecosystem in Puget Sound.

    There is a small pier that can accommodate a few personal boats as well.

    There is only one restroom facility on the island, and that is located right at the boat dock. It is basically a floating portable toilet and thus there is no running water of any sort on the island.

    There is a $3 fee for parking in the marina parking lot, where you need to get the Jetty Island Ferry. However, it is only enforced on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Koi Gardens in the ghetto???

    by DanOlson81 Updated Mar 19, 2007
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    I have lived in everett for two years now and only recently found out about an awesome place just blocks from my apartment in a not-so-nice neighborhood in South Everett... it is called Moorehaven Water Gardens.. they have an amazing forest of all types of bamboo and palm trees... not to mention the largest Koi i have ever seen... they even let you hand feed the biggest ones which weigh up to 50lbs... it is free to visit since they sell koi, plants, and fountains there... i have gone at all times of the year and its great no matter what the season unless there is snow... the summer is definitely the best time to go however because all the plants are in bloom and the fountains and ponds are bustling with activity...

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  • Boating in the Everett area.

    by 66coronet Written Jan 11, 2007

    Summer time you can rent boats at Silver lake. Watch electric hydro races on silver lake on salty sea days. Plus swimming during the summer. If you have your own row boat there is Lake Stickney, (if you can get past the fishing poles at the launch area). Power boats can be launched at mukilteo, everett marina, and Langus park off the Snohomish river to go out on the sound or cruise the river. Plus there is Lake Stevens for skiers and power boats. If you do not mind going out further there is lots of lake to put your row boat on from East of Arlington (lake goodwin) to Three lakes ( just north of monroe). Just let the maps guide you. There are some lakes where there is no public access.

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    Rafting-Kayaking

    by Travel2write Written Aug 2, 2005

    Tumble, bounce, and roll your way through the heart of Washington State with whitewater rafting. With run names such as, "Boulder Bend", "Rock n' Roll," and "Suffocator," it's a good idea for novice rafters to hire an experienced guide.

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    Boeing Tours

    by sunnywong Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit the world's largest building (by volume) and see the assembly of the biggest commercial airplance, the 747s,767s and the new 777s.

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