DestinationSpring April 29, 2024

The Tulip Dance

What once was a boring parking lot has become transformed into a peaceful River Walk. This is your opportunity to walk along the Skagit River in Downtown Mount Vernon. Located in historic downtown Mount Vernon between Gates Street, First Street, Myrtle Street and the Skagit river, this park encompasses 30,000 square feet of riverfront making for the perfect walk along the water. While secured with a permanent floodwall, over the years has become a beautiful outdoor art gallery perfect for perusing or place for a picnic.

The Tulip Dance:

As you walk the plaza you will discover lovely art structures. For example, pictured is the “Tulip Dance”. This piece was created by husband and wife team, David Feri and Jennifer Corio to honor the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The oversized metal tulips stand over 14 feet tall and are a combination of both steel and aluminum with a powder coated finish. The beautiful piece was donated to the city by the Blackburn family.

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