On June 20, 2016, Mukilteo City Council adopted the Japanese Gulch Master Plan. The adopted master plan provides a guiding direction to keep Japanese Gulch special while preserving and protecting the environment. This also includes plans for the 76th Street Trailhead to transition the former Highland Memorial Park into a park area to provide transition from the urban life to the Japanese Gulch Conservation Area.
Final – Draft Japanese Gulch Master Plan:
The master plan is organized in three different parts. Part I is a traditional Park Master Plan with background, design alternatives, references to public outreach, decision making process, and cost estimates. Part II is an implementation plan that provides additional directional information regarding stewardship, emergency services, and maintenance. Part III is the appendix with crucial data regarding public outreach, natural inventory, cost estimates, and level of service.
Working in Japanese Gulch: