Fun Holiday Recipes Find fun-for-kids "Reindeer Poop" and "Snowman Soup" recipes at www.snocoparks.org
|Rent a room or a building for your next party
|*The Gary Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Park is an excellent choice. Call Parks at 425-388-6600.
*The Evergreen Fairgrounds Park offers large or small buildings year-round with plenty of parking and easy access for your celebration or seminar. RV sites also available.
Evergreen Fairgrounds events in December
Christmas Bazaar, Cat Fanciers of America Show, Washington Arms Collectors Show, Open Horse Ride Nights, Western Games Horse Show, Indoor motocross practices, Arena Cross Races, Flat Track Races, Monroe Indoor Swap Meet
Find more information at www.evergreenfair.org.
|Centennial Trail construction status|
Work on the trail has been suspended for the winter and will begin
again in early spring. Wet winter conditions do not support earthworks like grading and paving. The contractor must also wait for the "fish window," when endangered salmon are not spawning, to build the bridge crossing Pilchuck Creek. The "fish window" also will allow work on a substantial creek bank washout that must be repaired to support the adjacent trail construction.
Snohomish County Parks online
Aaron Reardon. Co. Exec.
Tom Teigen, Director
Hal Gausman, Deputy Director
Reservations/ Room Rentals
Contracts, Land &
Marketing & Communications
Marcie Allen, 425-388-6611
Rich Patton, 425-388-6609
Fairgrounds RV Parking
Your Snohomish County Parks & Recreation staff wishes you and your family a joyful holiday season and a prosperous and happy new year!
Holiday Art Classes
Edcuational & fun half-day activities include making candle luminaries, a gingerbread holiday house, ornaments, crazy cookies, string art and/or origami ornaments and shapes, or a mini holiday village.
Drop off the kids while you shop!
*Fun Friday open swim on Dec. 17
|Kayak Kottage newly redecorated/updated
The vacation rental home at Kayak Point Park has been newly painted throughout the interior, along with added upgrades including new cozy bedding and decorations, historical photos on the walls, lining in the kitchen cabinets, new cooking pans and other "homey" touches. The Kottage's cozy craftsman styling sleeps 7 and is furnished with a pellet fireplace. It is perfect for small gatherings.
Construction update on the Evergreen Fairgrounds' new multi-purpose building
The dog, rabbit and poultry buildings have been demolished and the plans for a new multi-purpose building have been completed and submitted for permits.
We expect to advertise for construction bids Dec. 1. Bid opening is scheduled for Dec. 14.
Follow progress at www.snocoparks.org or www.evergreenfair.org.
Dance for Exercise
Start off 2011 with strong health habits. Dance Pulse is a complete body/mind dance workout program for a better YOU! Classes include:
* 8 dance workout
* Yahoo support group
* Incentive rewards and prizes for extra workouts, healthy diet
* Email/YouTube encouragement and tips on complete health
County purchases property adjacent to Reiter Foothills recreation area
Snohomish County's Parks & Recreation Department has purchased 8 acres near Wallace Falls State Park to serve as a primary access point to the adjacent Washington State Reiter Foothills Recreation Area.
Snohomish County Parks is working with DNR, the Washington State Parks Commission, the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the cities of Gold Bar and Sultan to promote outdoor recreation as part of East Snohomish County's economic development plan.
Find more information at www.snocoparks.org
Bad Weather Driving Tips
In response to our recent experience with a winter storm, following are some timely driving tips.
When it rains:
*Slow down. Roads are usually more slippery than they would seem.
*Turn on your lights. Use the defroster to keep windows and mirrors clear. On ice or snow:
*Bridges and overpasses freeze first, so always slow down and avoid sudden changes in speed or direction.
*Keep windows clear.
*Keep your speed steady and slow - but not so slow that your car gets stuck in deeper snow.
*Use your brakes cautiously. Abrupt braking can cause brake lock-up and cause you to lose steering control.
*To make Antilock Brakes work correctly, apply constant, firm pressure to the pedal. During an emergency stop, push the brake pedal all the way to the floor, if necessary, even in wet or icy conditions.
*If you get stuck in snow, straighten the wheels and accelerate slowly. Avoid spinning the tires. Use sand or blocks under the drive wheels.
~Tips courtesy of C. Don Filer Agency