Verdant grants benefit Edmonds parks, Swedish Edmonds

Oct 17, 2018

The Board of Commissioners for the Verdant Health Commission recently approved support for six projects that will increase access to health care and support physical activity for residents of south Snohomish County.

They include two in Edmonds and one in Woodway.

• Supporting the installation of two outdoor fitness zones in two parks in Edmonds. With this $170,000 support, Mathay-Ballinger Park and Edmonds Civic Park will feature eight to 12 pieces of durable equipment to enhance the opportunities for residents to be active.

• Funding a joint project between Community Health Center of Snohomish County, Swedish Pain Clinic, and Evergreen Recovery Center to provide integrated pain management and recovery services co-located at a new facility that will be built adjacent to the current CHC clinic in Edmonds. Verdant’s support includes $2.5 million.

• Funding the design and construction of an expanded walking trail and purchase of circuit exercise equipment at Deer Creek Park in Woodway. Verdant is contributing $47,500 to the project.

• Replacing the existing dirt Evergreen Playfields in Mountlake Terrace with synthetic turf allowing for multiple activity uses and updated lighting. The support from Verdant will total $1 million.

• Supporting the build-out of a new Sea Mar Community Health Center clinic in Lynnwood that will include medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Verdant’s $1 million commitment is contingent upon Sea Mar identifying additional funding sources.

• Providing funds to purchase a new mobile dental vehicle that will allow Medical Teams International to expand its current services in south Snohomish County. The three portable dental operatories will offer Medical Teams more flexibility while setting up mobile clinics in community locations. This is an approximately $360,000 investment from Verdant.



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