Another welcoming activity that the town sponsors is live park concerts twice a week with music from many different genre's . While we were here there were two concerts, a country concert and a big band concert to the delight of locals and visitors alike.
Causland Memorial Park (710 N Avenue) was built in the 1920′s by Louis Lepage and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The park is dedicated to Anacortes veterans from World War I to the Vietnam War.
The 2 acre park is unique in its use of decorative rock and black and white mosaic for structures and walls. Low, serpentine mosaic walls surround the park, and a bandstand, amphitheater and terraces are similarly made of colored pebble and rock mosaic.
Here near our temporary home we found a Cat Adoption Center.
Colonel Isaac Neff Ebey was among the first of the permanent settlers to Whidbey Island. Upon the advice of his friend Samuel Crockett, Ebey came west from his home in Missouri in search of land.
The Lighthouse was built in 1861 and rebuilt in 1903, the lighthouse guided tall ships toward the Whidbey Island shore where they could fill their sails with wind. It was the last brick lighthouse designed by renowned German architect Carl Leick - its walls 18 inches thick to withstand the earthquakes that shake western Washington.
Admiralty Head's Fresnel lens was extinguished in 1922 and it is now an Interpretive Center and open to tours and visitors on the cliffs near Ft Casey.