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Nakashima Heritage Barn North Trailhead

Subfacility of Centennial Trail

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The Nakashima barn/North Trailhead anchors the north end of the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County. The historic red barn still stands at the trailhead park and a “History Quilt” with photos of the land in its various uses through the years from forest to mill site to farm.


Amenities

  • Portable restroom (closed and winterized Nov-March)
  • Equestrian/trailer parking area
  • Access to trails (equestrian trail and paved/accessible trail)
  • Interpretive signage along trail with the history of the land and the Nakashima family
  • ADA parking


Background

The trailhead was dedicated in November 2012 to the hard-working Nakashima family who once owned the land. The barn, which was built circa 1908, is listed on the Washington State Heritage Barn Registry.

In conjunction with the trailhead opening, the Snohomish County Arts Commission, through the 1% for the arts program, commissioned the installation of several large historical photos on the exterior of the barn. 


Projects

Several county departments and agencies are working collaboratively to develop a restoration plan for the barn, incorporating general community uses, historical displays, and recreation/interpretive programming space. Since time and resources are needed to make such improvements, Snohomish County is searching for grants and/or funding sources. Professionals are welcome to donate time to perform structural analysis and propose design improvements.