Stanwood and Camano Island have many local parks to enjoy holiday hikes. Almost all of them are historical parks and thanks to many years of interpretation projects, their stories are there to be read.
Our two State Parks plus a few little Island County Parks (Barnum Point, Iverson, English Boom, and Kayak Point on Port Susan are great places to observe wildlife, sunshine and possibly share your memories of the parks and how they were established.
On the South end of Camano Island, the Walter G. Hutchison Park was established in 1979 and is used by neighbors, walkers, and bikers and those who are just on a drive around the island. It is perhaps our smallest park with a short trail maintained by local volunteers and we know very little about it. It is located at 3227 South East Camano Drive.
We have been looking into more information to properly document its history and will update this story when we can. Contact us if you know more information.
Now it has a new feature, it’s own little library in a telephone booth managed by our park volunteers.