In 2007 a group of 1,000 volunteers sponsored by the Stanwood Camano Rotary built a 12,000 square foot playground in 5 days and called it Freedom Park. This park is loved and used by kids of all ages. With views of Mt. Rainier, Discovery Bay, and the local businesses of Terry's Corner, Freedom Park is a great place to bring the family for a few hours or the entire day.
But it is more than just a playground! There is a memorial for the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, dedicated to all of those who serve the causes of freedom and peace. You can stroll among the many sculptures and art installations from Stanwood and Camano Island's large community of artists. Or you can fly a kite and picnic in the grass. Whatever you are looking for, Freedom Park is the place to go!
Recently it was discovered the park was behind on taxes, as it is built on donated land rather than public or county-owned land. Mike Nestor, a local volunteer, has been the caretaker for the park, giving hundreds of hours of his time mowing and maintaining the grounds. So the local businesses and citizens banded together and are currently raising funds to cover the cost of maintaining this important community park!