May 19, 2024 7:37 pm

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Public invited to celebrate Strawberry Fields improvements

MARYSVILLE—Thanks to donations from the Snohomish County Council and Amazon, soccer players and families from throughout the region now enjoy an extended playing season and new amenities at Marysville’s Strawberry Fields Athletic Center. The public is invited to help celebrate the regional park’s new playground at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at 6100 152nd St. N.E., Marysville.

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“Thanks to the generosity of Snohomish County and Amazon, what was already a regional draw is even more popular now,” Mayor Jon Nehring said. “We are seeing more soccer players coming out for scheduled games and pick-up matches at Strawberry Fields and the ability to play year-round, regardless of the weather, has greatly enhanced community usage.” 

The Snohomish County Council contributed $1 million toward converting one of the complex’s three soccer fields to synthetic turf, which allows teams to play in wet weather.

“This project will create opportunities for years to come,” said County Councilmember Nate Nehring. “Several user groups will benefit from these various improvements, including children, athletes, and dog owners. We’re proud to partner on this comprehensive project.”

The new playground was funded in part by a $140,000 donation from Amazon.

“Amazon is committed to the success of communities across the Puget Sound region, and we’re proud to have invested over $1 billion in Snohomish County,” said Taylor Hoang, Senior Community Engagement Manager for Seattle at Amazon. “Through our investment, Amazon has brought thousands of good jobs to the county with access to health, vision, and dental insurance starting the first day on the job. These jobs also provide access to a 401(k) with company match, paid parental leave, and a wide variety of education and upskilling programs. We were delighted to contribute funds toward the revitalized Strawberry Fields Playground, as we know it will be enjoyed by the entire Snohomish County community.”

Project improvements totaling $1.7 million also included the addition of spectator bleachers and trail improvements to the adjacent off-leash dog park. The City of Marysville opened the 71-acre Strawberry Fields regional facility in 2005.

SOURCE: City of Marysville

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