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3-Tree Logo GifOctober-November 2010
Snohomish County Parks & Recreation strives to provide safe, enjoyable, attractive parks with diverse programs and responsive services that enhance our quality of life and preserve the natural and recreational resources of Snohomish County. 
Campsite Recipes
Classes & Activities
Winter Classes
Rent a room for your party
Northwest Stream Center
Martha Lake Airfield Park opens
New Reservation System
Evergreen Fairgrounds News
Lake Goodwin Park Playground
Related Articles
Campsite Recipes
Find "Campfire Stack" salad recipe and other fun outdoor recipes at

Events, Classes & Activities
Dance Pulse, Kidz Love Soccer, Early Childhood Music, Zumba
Fun Friday open swim, pizza and movie night, holiday dance
Winter classes  
Popular holiday craft classes by art teacher Verondi Havens coming in December. Watch for details at
Rent a room for your holiday party 
The Gary Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Park is an excellent choice. Call Parks at 425-388-6600. 

NW Stream Center

November programs - Killer Whale Tales

Wildlife Trees Workshop


Adopt A Stream Foundation (a non- 

profit 501 c 3 corporation) is raising funds to build raised boardwalk interpretive trails at the NW Stream Center in McCollum Park. AASF has raised $200,000 to date. Last week, AASF received a $150,000 challenge grant. Once that challenge is met, AASF will direct $500,000 to constructing 1/2 mile of raised boardwalks that will provide the public an opportunity to learn the connections between forests, wetland, streams, fish, wildlife and people. E-Newsletter readers who want to help may send contributions to the AASF, s/o NW Stream Center, 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208. It is one of the few places where your $1 donation becomes $2. The contribution is also tax deductible! 

Snohomish County Parks online


Aaron Reardon. Co. Exec.


Tom Teigen, Director
Hal Gausman, Deputy Director
Evergreen Fairgrounds
Reservations/ Room Rentals

  Contracts, Land &
 Capital Projects
 Russ Bosanko, 425-388-6602

Marketing & Communications

Marcie Allen, 425-388-6611


Ballfield Reservations/

 Recreation/McCollum Pool 
Tony Trofimczuk
425-388-6604 / 


Rich Patton, 425-388-6609

Bob Leonard, 425-754-5468
Fairgrounds RV Parking
Martha Lake Airfield Park opens
Martha Lake Airfield ribbon cuttingCounty officials, neighbors and community members celebrated the opening of Martha Lake Airfield Park on Oct. 9.
The first skateboard facility in the Snohomish County Park system is located in this new park, along with ballfields, shelters, restrooms and art sculptures. 
Colton Heaverly
Colton Heaverly, who as a young 12-year old petitioned park staff and community organizations to build a skateboard facility at Martha Lake Airfield Park, was very pleased to see his dream become a reality. Now, 19, he has learned that some things take time. Colton's earlier action as a youth now benefits this generation of skaters.


Find more information and photos at Lake Airfield Park.
New Reservation System
We hope you like the ease and convenience of using our new online reservation system provided by Reserve America. Our customers may conveniently reserve online 24 hours a day, search the site in real time and load great interactive maps. The customer can create multiple reservations at one time with secure real-time credit card processing, access and update their account profiles and review their reservation history. 

 Find more information at 
Evergreen Fairgrounds News
Rent a building for your next party!
The Evergreen Fairgrounds offers large or small buildings year-round with plenty of parking and easy access for your celebration or seminar. RV sites also available. More information and details at

Fairgrounds Events in November
Washington Arms Collectors Show, Open Horse Ride Nights
Monroe Indoor Swap Meet, Antiques Show & Sale
Western Games Horse Show
Whidbey Island Kennel Club's All Breed Dog Show
Indoor motocross practices, Arena Cross Races, Flat Track Races, Cyclocross Races, Arts & Entertainment Exhibit Expo
Find more information at

Work begins on new Fairgrounds building demolitionFairgrounds building

Snohomish County Parks has secured funding for construction of a 33,600 square-foot multipurpose building and a 29,000 square- foot arena. 

The new multipurpose building replaces the dog, poultry,duck and cavy  barns. Its design provides a large open floor plan that allows lots of flexibility on how the building is used. The restroom attached to the north side of the building includes 12 stalls on the women's side and a family-style restroom that provides space for parents to help young children.

The new covered arena will be located close to the horse barns and provide greater flexibility to the Northwest's premier equestrian area. The new arena will not only provide a great space for horses, the space can be used for BMX bike races or other outdoor activities that may need to be out of the Washington rain.

 Find more information and at  

Lake Goodwin park re-dedication

Community members, Parks staff, County Exectuve Aaron Reardon and Councilman John Koster rededicate the burned out Lake Goodwin playground

From left: Hal Gausman, Chris Wright, Sharon Swan, Carla Kneeland, Gayle Moffett, Gary Moffett, Aaron Reardon, Doug Nelson, John Koster, Peter Camp, Cindy Laybourn, Mike Wright, Larry Nelson, Jadob Kuehn, Regis Swanson, Krista Longspaugh, Tom Teigen

Lake Goodwin Park playground re-dedicated
Neighbors and families who used the playground equipment destroyed by a July fire returned Oct. 27 to dedicate the rebuilt playground. The playground was reopened in mid-September with donated equipment from Kompan and High Wire Inc. About $30,000 in cash and equipment donations were made by individuals and businesses who wanted to see the playground used again, including the Lake Goodwin Community Club, the Pam Moffett Memorial Fund, Silvana Meats, Stanwood Haggen Foods, Stanwood QFC and Thrasher's Corner Pub and Grill Benefit Golf Tournament.


Vote for Forrest Clark, Parks
 'Extraordinary Volunteer, in KIRO TV's
Forrest ClarkCox Conserves Heroes Contest

Clark has spent more than 30 years volunteering and training others to maintain trails and preserve the environment. Thanks to his hands-on volunteerism and leadership, thousands of people can enjoy the outdoors. People are often seen jogging, biking, hiking and horseback riding on the trails he maintains.

The winning hero, chosen by an online public vote, will be awarded $5,000 to donate to the environmental nonprofit of his or her choice. The four finalists each will receive $1,250 to donate to their nonprofits of choice. Deadline for public voting is Nov. 1. The finalists were selected by a judging circle of local environmental leadersFind more information and vote on the KIRO web site at
Related Articles
Lakewood park damaged by arson to reopen Oct. 27,  The Herald, 10/20/10
Contact Information:
Marcie Allen, Marketing Coordinator
Snohomish County Parks Department
425-388-6611 /