Everett Looking For Partners To Generate Revenue At City Parks And Facilities

August 11, 2020

Everett Government

A Zip Line at the Phil Johnson Ballfields?

The Silverdome at Silver Lake converted to an indoor BMX course or enclosed drone arena?

Transforming the main barn at the Everett Animal Farm into a restaurant and gift shop?


Silverdome at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 12,500sf. Built in 1954, home of the former Silver Lake Bible Camp assembly hall with heavy curved glulam beams and dirt floor.

At this week’s Everett City Council meeting the administration is asking the council members to approve a request for proposals to find ways to generate new revenue at city-owned properties. Here’s more from the briefing notes.

The expected contract start date for the general RFP is January 2021, with an understanding that larger proposals may take longer to negotiate. This Request for Proposal provides an opportunity for non-profits, businesses, or private individuals to partner with the City to improve the community. It is the City’s intention to award multiple contracts from proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. The City anticipates that this will become a reoccurring proposal opportunity.

• The City is seeking proposals for the development and operation of facilities incorporating enhanced recreational amenities in parks, such as adventure or extreme sports like BMX, paintball, zip line, climbing ropes course, disc golf and pump tracks at one or more Everett Parks properties.

There are several building assets within Everett parks that are currently underutilized as well as open space where recreation and community access could be created. The general RFP process is open for all ideas and proposals for any City of Everett park land or park building assets. Some facilities that rise to the top of the parks department list of opportunities include:

• Silverdome at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Rd.
• Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave.
• Forest Park Swim Center, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
• Animal Farm Area, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
• Fieldhouse (current Preschool}, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
• Legion Park Horticulture and Greenhouse Area, 145 Alverson Blvd.
• Cemex Property north of Phil Johnson Ballfields, 400 Sievers Duecy Blvd.
• Municipal golf courses at Legion Memorial and Walter Hall.

• Naming rights such as at the following facilities or rooms within buildings:
o Everett Performing Art Center
o Everett Animal Shelter
o Kitchen or library at the Carl Gibson Senior Center
• Advertising such as on the fences at:
o Kasch Park
o Phil Johnson Ballfields

You can click here to see the full Request for Proposals the administration is asking the City Council to approve at the Wednesday evening meeting.

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