Enjoy the great outdoors at Heritage Park, with more than 40 acres of space to explore. Bring your young ones for a day out in the sun as they climb, slide, and dig at the playground area. Young kids to full-grown adults will enjoy playing sports on their various fields, including spaces for soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Have a Tony Hawk wannabe in the family? Bring them to the Stanwood Vito Z Memorial Skate Park, located inside Heritage Park, and let them ride to their heart’s content. There is also a walking trail with beautiful views and a fabulous wildlife and bird sanctuary.
The Great Northwest G
You have never seen anything quite like the Great Northwest Glass Quest. This annual festival is a treasure hunt that you have to see to believe. Hunt for “clueballs” in community sites and around local participating businesses for your prize. Turn them in to receive a real treat: Your own authentic glass treasure, blown by hand by the world-renowned Mark Elinger. This hunt gives you a great opportunity to know your city further while getting the opportunity to take home original art pieces. Even if you cannot find any “clueballs,” you still have a chance to take home a prize at their annual drawing.
Stanwood Camano Arts
Calling all art aficionados to the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild. This organization helps to bring more art to the area. The major events hosted each year are the Art Aloft, Art at the Schoolhouse, and Art By the Bay. They also own A Guilded Gallery, a co-operative gallery in the area that presents artisan crafts and fine art to the locals as well as classes for the artistically inclined. Another project of the guild is Art in Public Places, which helps provide art to local businesses in an attempt to bring more art awareness and a little brightness to the community.