PROJECTS IN OAK HARBOR


Phase 1 of Lighting Project

LED lights were installed on the 20 small  trees along Pioneer Way plus the holiday tree. Lights are maintained by Oak Harbor Main Street.

Phase 1 of Serendipity Lane Project

Partnership with Skagit Valley College Weld Group and City of Oak Harbor to create the archway which was designed volunteer Ferd Johns, a retired urban architect.

Phase 2 of Lighting Project

LED full color lights were installed on two blocks of buildings on Pioneer Way.  They are controlled via an app and can have an infinite number of colors and programs.

Adopt a Toy Soldier

Each year in the fall we have an Adopt a Toy Soldier project.  People adopt a cut out toy soldier that they can paint. These Toy Soldiers are used to decorate downtown during the holiday season.

Historic Plaque Project

Historic Plaques well added to buildings built between 1900 and 1970.

Horse Tie Up Ring Plaque

 Only one horse ring remains on Pioneer Way near the corner of Hathaway.

Pop Up Plaza

The Pop Up Plaza was created to take advantage of an unused lot along Pioneer Way. We created a beautiful setting for visitors to sit and eat lunch or dinner, visit with friends or just take a break from shopping.  The plaza has a stage and is used for Buskers on the Corner summer music series. The plaza was funded by an ArtsFund grant, donations from Home Depot, and sponsorships from Margaret and Jim Livermore, Natalia Talo State Farm Agency, Coldwell Banker 360 Team, 360 Property Management, North Pacific Property & Risk LLC, Fitzgerald Renovations, Scott and Cindy Thompson and North Pacific Property & Risk, LLC. The mural was painted by Paula Fries.  

See attached images of how the vacant lot became a beautiful retreat.

Gateway Sign

Partnership with Skagit Valley College Weld Group to create a gateway sign to historic downtown. Sign was designed volunteer Ferd Johns, a retired urban architect. The City of Oak Harbor installed the sign at Beeksma Park at the corner of HWY 20 and SE Pioneer Way.

Smith Park Mural

Smith Park Mural was designed to pay tribute to the Garry Oak Tree.  The City of Oak Harbor was named after this tree.  Smith Park is just north of the mural.  the project was paid for by donations from Oak Harbor Main Street Association, Garry Oak Society, Wal-Mart Community Grant, and Home Depot.  Paula Fries painted the mural. 

Light Pole Banners

Banners were designed to go on the decorative light poles in our historic downtown.  Images that represent our area were used to create the banners.

Take a look at the beautiful banners

Upgrade of Large Flowerpots

During Spring Clean Up in 2021 all the large flowerpots along Pioneer Way were transformed from the plain worn out beige color to three beautiful colors of blue.  This project brightened and freshened up the look of downtown.

Serendipity Lane Walkway 

Oak Harbor Main Street is working with the City of Oak Harbor to create a pedestrian friendly lighted walkway that will connect Pioneer Way to our waterfront.  The City of Oak Harbor has designated $100,000 in ARPA funds for the project.  Oak Harbor Main Street is needing to raise and additional $100,000 through grants, donations and fundraisers. 
Project Support

Oak Harbor Main Street projects are funded through donations, grants, fundraising events, and B&O tax credit donations.

For more information about how you can support our projects please contact us here.