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3-Tree Logo GifApril-May 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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Camp Hosts Needed
Rent a room for your party
Sundquist Movies in the Park
Spray pad
Recreation Activities
Early Ford V8 Club Swap meet
It's Camping Time!
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Camp hosts needed at Wenberg and Squire Creek County Parks 
    Duties include opening and closing parks, monitoring and cleaning restrooms, litter pickup, traffic control, firewood sale and provide general park information for visitors.   
    Find more information at

Rent a room or a building for your next meeting or party 
    Call 425-388-6600 to reserve the Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Park. 
   Call 360-805-6700 to reserve large or small buildings and RV sites with plenty of parking and easy access at the Evergreen Fairgrounds Park.

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





Aaron Reardon. Co. Exec.


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

 Recreation/McCollum Pool 
Fairgrounds RV Parking

Parks and fairgrounds administration offices are closed on May 30 for Memorial Day.


2nd Annual

 Spring Rec Expo Logo

 April 30 and May 1

 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Monroe, Washington



FREE EVENTS (except carnival & auto races)


*Sky Valley BBQ Championship

*Real trout fishing for kids at Les Schwab Fish Pond

*Frisbee Throwing Contest


*Outdoor recreation and leisure-related exhibits

*Stage demos *Camping *Gardening *Skiing *Surfing *ATVs

* Kiteboarding & standup paddle boarding *Paintball

*Hiking & trail information *Rock climbing *Mountain bikes *Volunteer recognition *Medieval Mini Faire

*Plus plenty more fun for the whole family!


Funtastic Carnival operating

Friday April 29 through Sunday May 1


Find more information and times at


Volunteers recognized at Spring Recreation Expo

     Snohomish County Parks & Recreation will honor several volunteers at this year's Spring Recreation Expo on Saturday, April 30, at 4p.m.

      Volunteer efforts extend the parks department's budget so that staff can focus on maintaining other areas in the county's parks system. Volunteer and leveraged labor efforts contributed nearly 50,000 hours toward parks maintenance and operation in 2010.

      Those honored include Joyce Altaras (Lake Stickney Conservancy), Beth Hill and Bea Randall (Snohomish County Trail Coalition), Forrest Clark (Everett Mountaineers), Brian Crowley (Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance), Duane Usitalo for introducing salmon into Lund's Gulch, Jim Brauch, Everett Steelhead & Salmon Club), Joan Deutsch and Mike Kozak (Friends of Lord Hill) and the Cross family (Friends of Heybrook Ridge).


spray pad crowd 2010Spray pad at Willis Tucker Park opens 

May 27 

Throw on a pair of shorts or swimsuit and join the kids dodging the Tricky Soaker, Silverflow Cannon, Aqua Dome, Water Jelly, Aqua Jumper, Power Spinner, Power Volcano, Water Domes, or Splash Palace at Willis Tucker Park's spray pad.  

Sun shades at Willis Tucker ParkSun shades installed adjacent to the spray feature make a comfortable area for parents to lay out a picnic lunch or simply sit back and relax while keeping an eye on their youngsters playing in the water, on the playground equipment or in the sand box next to the spray feature.   

More information is available at


Recreation activities 
     Swimming:  Register now for swim lessons at McCollum Park Pool. The pool opens June 25. Find more information about lessons at 

     Ongoing recreation classes include prenatal yoga, Zumba, Martial Arts and Kidz Love Soccer. Find more information at

       Evergreen State Fairgrounds events: Key Classic Morgans, Washington State Quarter Horses, Pacific Northwest Hunter & Jumper and Windy Tides Horse Shows;

Northwest Rabbit Breeders Association Show,

Washington Arms Collectors Show;

American Pit Bull Association Dog Show; 

tree and nursery plant sale; Monroe indoor swap meet and auto races, demo derby and fireworks on the Speedway.

Find more information at

     Adopt-A-Stream events at the Streamkeeper Academy

'Dog Days, Raven Nights'; 'Stream/Wetland Restoration Part III'  and 'Eagles'. Find details at


1936 Ford V8 Delux Coupe
Early Ford V8 Club's auto swap meet at fairgrounds May 14-15.

     More than just Ford parts, the Early Ford V8 Club's swap meet covers every style of auto part and memorabilia plus antiques and collectables.

     This event takes place over most of the fairgrounds and draws people from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Pacific Northwest, Montana, Wyoming, California and Canada.
     The swap meet is open 8a.m.-5p.m. on Saturday and 9a.m.-2p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free; parking is $7 per space.


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 reservation clerks at or 425-388-6600. Find information about Snohomish County's parks at 


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