Haller Park is named after the town that we now know as Arlington, Wa. It’s a 2.5 acre park that serves as an epicenter for all sorts of recreation in the area. Some amenities I noted while visiting are:
- Ample playground equipment
- Plumbed restrooms
- Covered picnic area
- Swinging benches that overlook the river
- Boat launch
- Access to the Eagle Trail
- Access to the Centennial Trail
- Access to the Whitehorse Trail
- Fishing access
- and more…
While there I parked at the boat launch and walked along the river bank going East toward the Centennial Trail. I hopped on the trail which immediately crosses the Stillaguamish River via an old railroad bridge. This is quite a spectacular spot because it is where the North and South Forks of the Stillaguamish meet. I could have watched the waters combine and rush toward the Sound all day, but there was more to see.
Further past the bridge you will hit another merging of beauty where the Centennial Trail and The Whitehorse trail meet. There’s a gorgeous archway (piece of art, really) to celebrate their connection. I explored Whitehorse for a short distance before heading back and hiking the Eagle Trail.
1100 West Ave Arlington, Wa 98223