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3-Tree Logo GifJanuary-February 2011 
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. 
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Holiday Fun Recipes
Rent a room for your party
Special Events at Lord Hill
Recreation Activities
Fairgrounds Events Center
2nd Spring Recreation Expo
Evergreen Fair Manager
Marcie Allen retires
Evergreen Fairgrounds Events
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The Evergreen Fair and Parks & Recreation offices will be closed Feb. 21 for President's Day.


Healthy Recipe
Make Energy Boost Bars for a great-tasting, nutritious after-school snack.
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Rent a room or a building for your next meeting or 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 are also available.

Find more information and details at


Special Events at Lord Hill Regional County Park

Orienteering WIOL Championships, Feb. 19

4th Dimension Adventure race, Mar. 6. 


Find more information at 

Recreation Activities
**Dance for Exercise
   with Zumba
**Specialized Recreation
   Fun Family Friday
   Open Swim

**Kidz Love Soccer 

   next session is 3/1-4/5


Kids Fishing at Gissberg Twin Lakes May 21.


Find details at




Aaron Reardon. Co. Exec.


Tom Teigen, Director
Hal Gausman, Deputy Director
 360-805-6724 [email protected]
Evergreen Fairgrounds
Reservations/ Room Rentals

 Recreation/McCollum Pool 
360-805-6753  [email protected] 
Fairgrounds RV Parking

Construction begins on Evergreen Fairgrounds' event center

Events Center Ground Breaking

Exec. Aaron Reardon, Councilmen Dave Somers and Dave Gossett, Dep. Exec. Gary Haakenson and Fair Advisory Board members dig the first shovel for the new events center building.

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, County Council Chairman Dave Somers, Fair and Park Board members, 4-H and FFA members and interested citizens celebrated the start of construction Jan. 28 on the Evergreen State Fairground's new multipurpose event center.

The new event center replaces the old rabbit/poultry and dog barns, which were built in 1948. Slated to be constructed by June, the building will host a variety of events - including craft shows, animal shows, conventions, concerts and trade shows - outside of the 12-day fair when it will showcase dogs, rabbits, cavies, waterfowl and poultry.

Event Center Building Concept
The building was financed with federal recovery zone economic development bonds. Faber Brothers Construction Co. of Lynden won the contract. "We have invested significant funds at the fairgrounds during the past seven years, including major renovations to the Equestrian Park, but this multipurpose event center will create new opportunities at the fairgrounds," Reardon said. "This will generate more year-round income for the fairgrounds while creating economic opportunities for the surrounding community."

To book an event at the new building, call the fair office at 360-805-6700. The Evergreen State Fairgrounds are located at 14405 179th Ave. NE, Monroe.

For more information, contact Parks Director Tom Teigen at 425-388-6600 or [email protected].

Spring Rec Expo Logo

The 2nd annual Spring Recreation Expo is coming back to Monroe

April 30-May1 
This FREE-FREE-FREE (free vendor boothspace, free admission, free parking) event will focus on indoor and outdoor recreation activities, plus things to do in your own backyard (gardening, landscaping, outdoor living spaces, cooking, playing, etc.). This event includes competitions, exhibitors, displays, demonstrations, workshops, carnival rides, food and entertainment for the whole family. 
Don't miss the chance to be a part of this event. Apply today or mark your calendars to attend! Find more information at

Evergreen Fair Manager position

Snohomish County received nearly 50 applications for the Evergreen State Fair manager position. "A highly qualified group of people submitted applications", said Tom Teigen, the county's Parks director. The Parks Department's management team is interviewing applicants this week.


Marcie AllenParks Communications/Marketing

Coordinator Marcie Allen retires

Marcie Allen retired Dec. 31, 2010, with 25 years of service to Snohomish County. Marcie began her career with Snohomish County in the Information Services Department and transferred to Parks & Recreation as the administrative secretary, working her way up to marketing and network administrator.


Marcie and her husband, Paul, are planning a few special trips later this year. Marcie is looking forward to spending more time giving back to the community and competing in the Evergreen State Fair's gardening, photography, sewing, baking and food preservation departments. She will continue to volunteer as the Fair's Open Class Agriculture Department Superintendent. In addition to experiencing anything new, Marcie loves to fly in small planes, helicopters and balloons (and occasionally jump out of them)!


Marcie is returning to the Parks Department part time in February to edit the web page and create this e-newsletter. 


Evergreen Fairgrounds events in February

UNW Model Train Show & Swap Meet

Northwest Model Hobby Expo

Come Junk With Us Ruffles & Rust Antiques & Crafts Show

Washington Prospector's Gold & Mineral Show

4-H Tack Show & Sale

Washington Arms Collectors Show

Monroe Indoor Swap Meet


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Contact Information:

Marketing Coordinator
Snohomish County Parks Department
[email protected]