Parks and Recreation
Director: Brian Adams
The Board of County Commissioners, in a public hearing on 6/28/04, formally named Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park which adds 37 acres of wilderness and 3/4 mile of rocky coastline to Sharpe Park.
County Parks and Recreation and a Steering Committee of community leaders,
with the support of the San Juan Preservation Trust, worked to purchase
and protect Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park, formerly known as Sares
Bluff, and make it part of adjacent Skagit County Sharpe Park.
The combination of Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park and Sharpe Park would
create over 110 acres of protected forest and wetland habitat and ¾
of a mile of marine shoreline. The project will benefit public recreation
by approximately doubling the length of the existing mile-long trail.
The project will not only protect the significant natural values of
Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park; it will also buffer the Sharpe Park
forest and wetland and protect the existing Sharpe Park experience.
by Kathleen Sharpe
Sharpe Park & Montgomery-Duban Headlands Pics