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June-July 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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It's Camping Time!
Camp Hosts Needed
Concessions at County Parks
Rent A Room for Your Party
Campsite Recipes
Photos of Spencer Island birds
Sundquist Movies in the Park
Child Water Safety Lessons
Thrasher's Corner Pub Golf Tourney
Recreation Activities
New Farmers Market
B.I.K.E.S Club grant
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It's Camping Time!

Reserve your camping spot or picnic shelter at [email protected] or 425-388-6600. Find information about Snohomish County's parks at  



Camp hosts needed 

    Open and close parks, provide general park information, traffic control, litter pickup and firewood sales in exchange for RV site. 
    Find more information at

Concessions at county parks

     Vendors will be on site this summer at Kayak, Wenberg, Lake Goodwin and Wyatt County Parks, where you can buy ice cream or a hot dog and rent a boat!    


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 RV Park.

Campsite Recipes
Donuts Surprise!; Camper's Luau;
Camp Bread; Pork Chops in Foil; 
Snakes on a Stick
Find these fun recipes and more at
Photographs of birds on Spencer Island by local photographer




Campsite Reservations/ Room Rentals

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

Aaron Reardon. Co. Exec.


Tom Teigen, Director
Hal Gausman, Deputy Director/
Interim Fair Manager
 360-805-6724 [email protected]

2011 Sundquist Family Movies in the Park

     Enjoy watching movies under the stars this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park. This year's lineup includes:

  • July 14: Back to the Future
  • July 21: Despicable Me
  • July 28: Twilight Eclipse
  • August 4: Toy Story 3
  • August 11: Up
  • August 18: Enchanted

     Sundquist Family Homes is again sponsoring our ever popular Movies in the Park series. The Mill Creek Lions Club, Sno-Isle Libraries, Gold Creek Community Church's bouncy house and Mill Creek YMCA are providing youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. prior to the movie.

     Willis Tucker Community Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. Find more information at in the Park.


Swim LessonMcCollum County Park Pool offers child water safety lessons

     Register now for swim lessons inour outdoor pool. 

     Kids and water go together like peanut butter and jelly. The single, most effective thing parents can do to protect their children from drowning is to ensure they know how to swim. Learning how to swim can save a child's life as well as provide a fun way to encourage exercise.

     Find information about lessons, the swim team and pool rentals at  


golfer cartoonThrasher's Corner Pub 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

   Thrasher's Corner Pub & Grill will host its annual benefit golf tournament at Gleneagle Golf Course in Arlington, beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16, with a shotgun start. Proceeds benefit Snohomish County Parks & Recreation's Helping Hands Program, which supports the department's youth programs and swim lessons for underprivileged children.
     Lunch is served at Thrasher's Corner Pub & Grill. Prizes such as cases of steaks provided by Sysco Meats are awarded to the winning team, longest drive, ladies' longest drive, closest to the pin and ladies' closest to the pin. Find more information at  or 425-481-0211.

Recreation activities in July 
     Swimming:  Register now for swim lessons at McCollum Park Pool. Find more information about lessons, the swim team and pool rentals at 

     Recreation classes:  Art Camps, Kidz Love Soccer, Yoga, Zumba, Martial Arts. Find more information at     

     Skate BBQ at the Martha Lake Airfield Skate Park, Sun., July 24BC Surf & Sport is throwing a Skateboard BBQ at the Martha Lake Skatepark on Sun., July 24 from 12-2pm.  We'll be giving away hot dogs, soda, water, skateboards, wheels and clothing along with sponsors Powell Skateboards, Bones Wheels, Bones Bearings, and Bandwagon.  This event is free to the public. 


    Evergreen State Fairgrounds events:  Rodeo de Mexicano, horse shows (Region 5 Arabian, Paint, Northwest Peruvian), Great Northwest Rabbit Show, Mixed Martial Arts Battle in the Barn (in the new events center), Washington Arms Collectors Gun Show, Monroe Indoor Swap Meet and Auto Races on the Speedway. Find more information about these fun events at or  


       Adopt-A-Stream events at the Streamkeeper Academy:  The Cascade Red Fox and Environmental Educators Institute. Find details at

     Find events happening in parks at     


Farmers Market at Willis Tucker Park 

Farmers' Market comes to Willis Tucker Park
     Be sure to stop by the Willis Tucker Community Park Farmers' Market on Friday afternoons and evenings this summer from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. 
     The produce is (finally) here! Hayton Farms and Bautista Farms join us with a variety of produce (strawberries, lettuce, carrots, peas, bok choy, apples, cherries, beets, garlic and asparagus).
     Four new vendors have joined us this week. Holmquist Hazelnut Orchard, Frontier Flyers (locally-produced honey), K's Jewelry Unique Creations and Turned Treasures have been added to the already great options including Snohomish Bakery, Huckleberry Vendors, Hawaiian Paradise (shaved ice), Martin Family Orchards and Patty Pan Grill.
     If you are interested in having a booth at the market, visit the market's website/blog at
     Willis Tucker Community Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. 


Centennial Trail News

B.I.K.E.S. Club grant New gates on the Centenial Trail

Snohomish County received a $2,500 grant from the B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County to help the parks department remove 16 sets of baffle gates with bollards on the Centennial Trail. The original baffle gates with bollards have been a challenge for bicycle users to navigate.

BC Cancer Ride

On June 19, 3,000 riders rode the Centennial Trail from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on their ride from Vancouver BC to Seattle. They raised $11.1 million for cancer research and treatment.


Related Articles

Outdoor Movies in 21 neighborhoods, Seattle Times Pacific Magazine, 06/18/11

Lake Roesiger site is one for the ages, Seattle Times editorial, 06/12/11

Grass roots effort made this happen, The Herald, 06/10/11

A very happy development, The Herald, 06/09/11

State DNR land purchase benefits county residents, Lake Stevens Journal, 09/09/11

Developers plot rescued as working forest area, Seattle Times, 06/09/11

Lake Roesiger property for mini city will now be a 2,900 acre park, The Herald, 06/08/11

$780,000 will help build Reiter trails & hire warden, The Herald, 06/06/11

Staying close to home this summer?, The Herald, 06/06/11

Splash: Outdoor Movies, The Herald, 05/13/11

Splash: Water Works, The Herald, 05/13/11


Peter, Paul but (sadly) no Mary at Monroe fair, The Herald, 06/17/11

Peter & Paul from 60's rock group headline state fair, The Herald, 06/10/11

Buy state fair tickets, The Herald, 06/01/11

Contact Information:
Marcie Allen, Marketing Coordinator
Snohomish County Parks Department
[email protected]