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3-Tree Logo GifFebruary-March 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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Special Event at Lord Hill Park
Fun Recipes
Recreation Activities
Rent a room for your party
Trail Safety Etiquette
Murder Mystery Dinner
2nd Annual Recreation Expo
Mini-hydroplane races
Evergreen Fairgrounds Events
Fairgrounds Events Center
New gates installed on the Trail
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Special Event at Lord Hill Regional Park

4th Dimension Adventure race,

Mar. 6. 


Find more information at 


Fun Recipes
Peanut Butter Play Dough
Mix 1 cup of peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 cup of nonfat powdered dry milk. Form into silly shapes before eating with a side of graham crackers or vanilla wafers. (Makes a great-tasting, nutritious snack.)


Find more fun recipes at
Recreation Activities

**Kidz Love Soccer 

   next session is 3/1-4/5

**Zumba Classes

**Specialized Recreation
   Open Swim and 
   Spring Fling
**Kids Fishing at 
  Gissberg Twin Lakes
  May 21.
  Find details at
Rent a room or a building for your next meeting or party 
*The Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Park includes a patio in a park setting and parking. Call Parks at 425-388-6600. 
*The Evergreen Fairgrounds Park offers large or small buildings and RV sites year-round with plenty of parking and easy access for your celebration or seminar. 

Find more information and details at

Trail Safety Etiquette

Please remember to follow these points of trail etiquette on all trails:


*Yield right-of-way to


*Keep pets on a leash

*Park only in

 designated parking


*Yield to slower users

  and pedestrians.


  use voice or bell to

  warn pedestrians

  before you pass

*Stay on the trail; do

  not trespass onto

  adjoining properties

*Don't startle horses--

  they frighten easily

*Horses stay off

  asphalt except over

  bridges or when

  entering/exiting trail

*Treat the trail's

  neighbors as you

  would like your

  neighbors to treat





Aaron Reardon. Co. Exec.


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

 Recreation/McCollum Pool 
Fairgrounds RV Parking

7th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner on March 19 benefits east county food banks   

Come, eat dinner, bid on some great baskets, grill

Trailer Trash Tragedy

suspects to find the killer and help us solve hunger in our area. "Trailer Park Tragedy" is set during a picnic celebration at the


Starlight Trailer Park (also known as the Evergreen State Fairgrounds).


Produced by Snohomish County Fair and  Parks staff as part of Snohomish County's March Against Hunger campaign, past events have raised $23,173 to date to benefit the Sky Valley, Sultan and Maltby food banks. Last year, nearly $2,400 was raised.  


We couldn't do this without your participation! Special thanks to the many companies, organizations and individuals who have donated items for the silent auction.


Costumes are not required but prizes are awarded for best costume. Event is held in the 4-H Building, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE  Monroe, WA  98272.



Spring Rec Expo Logo

The 2nd annual Recreation Expo 

April 30-May1 
Even bigger and better than last year and new competitions!
The Pacific Northwest BBQ Association will hold its first competition of the season at the Expo. Watch contestants compete in the Sky Valley BBQ Championship where $3,000 in prize money is up for grabs.
This FREE-FREE-FREE (free vendor booth space, 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. (Fee charged for carnival events and food.) 
Don't miss the chance to be a part of this event. Apply today or mark your calendars to attend! Find more information at

Mmodel hydroplanesini-hydroplane races at Gissberg Twin Lakes Park

The model hydroplane clubs are racing again this year at Gissberg Twin Lakes Park on weekends in April and May. Be sure to stop by and watch them skim across the water. 


Find the schedule at 


Evergreen Fairgrounds events in March

Snohomish Conservation District Tree & Plant Sale
"Trailer Park Tragedy" Murder Mystery Food Bank

           Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction
"Just Between Friends" Children's Consignment Sale
ERA Rabbit Breeders Show 

Horse Shows:    

     Windy Tides Horse Show
     Washington State Quarter Horse Assn. Invitational
     Western Games Horse Show

     Pacific NW Paint Show 

Cascade Poultry Show  ~  Cascade Mountain Men Show
Quilter's Anonymous Show  ~  Cat Fancier's Show
Abate Motorcycle Swap  ~ 
Monroe Indoor Swap Meets
Washington Arms Collectors Show


Find more information at

Evergreen Fairgrounds' event center updateEvents Center foundation

The contractor and fair maintenance staff are hard at work relocating small concession buildings and constructing the underground work for the new events center building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.  


Slated to be constructed by the end of June, the building will host a variety of events, including craft 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
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. 


Find progress photos at For more information, contact Parks Director Tom Teigen at 425-388-6600 or


New gates on the Centenial TrailNew gates installed at intersections along the Centennial Trail

Baffle gates on the entire stretch of Centennial Trail have been replaced with fixed wood and removable metal bollards. A few of the existing bollards at private driveways have been replaced, starting in Snohomish. When funding is available, we will continue to replace the rest of the bollards. These new bollards are safer for bicyclists to navigate. 

Related Articles
Vintage Extravaganza, The Herald, 02/15/11
Train show delights kids, crowds, Monroe Monitor, 02/08/11

Contact Information:

Marcie Allen, Marketing Coordinator
Snohomish County Parks Department