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3-Tree Logo GifMarch-April 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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 Evergreen Fairgrounds and Events Manager position announced

 Information about the position and the application are on the Snohomish County's Job Opportunities web page at

Evergreen Fairgrounds & Events Manager Job Opening
Rent a room for your party
Rent a room for your party
Sundquist Movies in the Park
Murder Mystery Dinner Results
Fun Recipes
Recreation Activities
2nd Annual Recreation Expo
Whitehorse Trail update
Get married in a park
Parks Advisory Board members
It's Camping Time!
High Road Promotions wins Speedway contract
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Camp hosts needed at Wenberg County Park 
  Two sites with full hookups and WI/FI available. 
  Duties may include opening/closing parks, monitoring and cleaning restrooms, litter pickup, traffic control, firewood sale and provide general park information for visitors.   
  Contact Senior Park Ranger Jeanne Blackburn, 360-652-7417;
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 425-388-6600 to reserve. 
*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. Call 360-805-6700 to reserve. 

Sundquist Family Movies in the Park

   Enjoy watching these films under the stars this summer at Willis Tucker Park: 

July 14: Back to the


July 21: Despicable Me

July 28: Twilight Eclipse

August 4: Toy Story 3

August 11: Up

August 18: Enchanted


Successful murder mystery dinner raises funds for food banks   

  This year's annual murder mystery fund-raiser dinner raised nearly $2,700 to benefit the Sky Valley, Sultan, Maltby and Snohomish food banks. 

  For every dollar donated, the food banks can purchase six meals. The funds raised from this event will provide more than 16,000 individual meals.

  Snohomish County Fair and Parks staff produced the "Trailer Park Tragedy" fundraiser as part of Snohomish County's March Against Hunger campaign.

  Staff extends special thanks to the many guests who participated in the event and to the companies, organizations and individuals who donated items for the silent auction. We couldn't have done it without you!


Fun Recipes
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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
Recreation activities available in April

     Recreation activities this month include Zumba, "Kids Fishing" and model hydroplane races at Gissberg Twin Lakes Park, yoga and pre-natal yoga at Willis Tucker Park, martial arts, and specialized recreation open swim. Find more information at

     Specialized Recreation "Spring Fling": Join us for a BBQ hamburger dinner and a night of dancing with D.J. Gerry Albin on April 15. This inclusive event is open to anyone interested in music, dancing and meeting new people. More information available at /specialized recreation.

     Evergreen State Fairgrounds events:   

Hunter & Jumper Horse Shows; J & M Promotions Antiques Show; Washington Arms Collectors Show; Spring Recreation Expo; Sky Valley BBQ Competition; Monroe Indoor Swap Meet

Find more information at

     Adopt-A-Stream events at the Streamkeeper Academy

How to Plant Native Plants, Native Plant Walk and Identification, junior streamkeepers, 'Killer Whale Tales," Secret World of Slugs and Snails, Wetland Wigglers. Find details at



Spring Rec Expo Logo

Fun, new activities at Park Department's 2nd annual Recreation Expo April 30-May 1 

     Fun, new activities at this year's Recreation Expo include youth trout fishing and a barbeque competition. 
     Aspiring anglers and first-time fishermen 12 and under may catch and keep (or release) a fish at the the live "Kids Trout Pond." The pond is sponsored by Les Schwab Tire Centers and hosted by Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club. 
     Watch contestants compete in the Sky Valley BBQ Championship where $3,000 in prize money is up for grabs.
    The Recreation Expo focuses on indoor and outdoor recreation activities, as well as things to do in your own backyard (gardening, landscaping, outdoor living spaces, cooking, playing, etc.). 
     Although no fee is charged for parking and admission, there is a fee for carnival events and food.
     Find more information at

Whitehorse Trail UpdWhitehorse Trail treesate

Parks staff reminds residents that the Whitehorse Trail is currently closed except for a six-mile section from Darrington Town Hall to Swede Haven Road. The bridges, trestles and multiple crossings across SR 530 are major safety issues. Responding to parents' requests, a section at Mile Post 30 has been brushed so that school children may use it to commute to the bus stop safely instead of walking on SR 530. 

     Parks maintenance crews periodically maintain the trail right-of-way so that it is not overgrown by vegetation. The entire abandoned rail corridor and the open-for-public-use section was brushed out last year as part of this regular on-going maintenance. Since this is a closed section of property, it is not patrolled as often as the six-mile trail section that is open

     Find information about the timeframe and cost to open the trail, contact person, and how you can get involved or donate funding or materials for the trail at


Bride & groom walking in parkGetting married this summer? 

     Snohomish County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of unique and beautiful wedding sites - from indoor facilities with patio to beautiful outdoor park settings under towering fir trees or on stretches of sandy beaches. 

     Rent the community center at beautiful Willis Tucker Community Park or a shelter or an area in a park. Consider the saltwater beaches of Meadowdale or Kayak Point, the "wedding circle" of fir trees at Flowing Lake, a large open meadow at River Meadows or the city park atmosphere at the Machias Trailhead. 

     Contact our friendly reservations clerks at [email protected] or 425-388-6600. Find information about Snohomish County's parks at 


2011 Parks Advisory Board

Parks advisory board

     Valerie Stevens, Vickie Oslund, Brian McIntosh, and Bob Johnson have recently joined the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board. They join current members Tom King, Melissa Marzolf, Debbie Carlson-Gould John Briney, Bill Malowney, Debbie Copple and Darshan Rauniyar. 

     Members elected Tom King as chairman, and Melissa Marzolf as vice-chair and recording secretary for 2011. 

     Board members review and recommend policies related to parks and recreation facilities and operations, as well as participate at Parks Department events and assist in promoting parks facilities, events and programs.

     Read more information about the board's activities at or on Facebook.


kids in tent 
It's Camping Time!
     Reserve your camping spot or picnic shelter early. With spring here and summer not far off, it's time to think about making a camping or vacation reservation.
     Stay overnight in a yurt at River Meadows or Kayak Point or in a cabin in the woods at Flowing Lake. RV and tent camping are available at Squire Creek, Kayak Point, Flowing Lake, Wenberg and River Meadows County Parks.
     Contact our friendly reservations clerks at [email protected] or 425-388-6600. Find information about Snohomish County's parks at 


County approves agreement with High Road Promotions to operate Evergreen Speedway

Evergreen State Fairgrounds aerial

     The Snohomish County Council has approved an agreement with High Road Promotions to manage, promote, market, operate and maintain the Motor Sport and Multi-Event Venue at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, which includes the Evergreen Speedway.

     "I am expecting High Road Promotions to bring back the popularity of the Speedway while working to find recreational uses for the facilities that will encourage economic growth for the county and its cities," said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. 

     Contact Parks Director Tom Teigen at 425-388-6617;  [email protected] for more information.  


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Contact Information:
Marcie Allen, Marketing Coordinator
Snohomish County Parks Department
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