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                               August-September 201

It's not too late to go camping! 

   Camping is still great in the fall and our campgrounds are still open.

  View our facilities at www.snocoparks.org or if you know which campground you wish to visit, you can go directly to www.reserveamerica.com to make your reservations 24/7. 

 

County, State, Cascade Land W Lake RoesigerConservancy celebrate ownership of West Lake Roesiger Park

Leaders from the state Department of Natural Resources, Snohomish County and Cascade Land Conservancy offered the first public tour of their purchase of 3,000 acres near Lake Roesiger on Aug. 23.

 

Snohomish County plans to develop parking areas, camp sites and other amenities. (Herald article: A forest's future)

 

Events and Recreation activities in September
           www.snocoparks.org

Recreation classes:  

           www.snocoparks.org/classes  

Current events

           www.snocoparks.org/currentevents   

Evergreen State Fairgrounds:

           www.evergreenfair.org 

Evergreen Speedway:

            www.evergreenspeedway.com

Adopt-A-Stream classes:

            www.streamkeeper.org.

 

Want to live in a park?

Houses at Wenberg and River Meadows County Parks for rent. Contact Dianne Bailey at 360-388-6622 for details.

 

Room Rentals for Holiday events

>Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Park:

   425-388-6600.

>Evergreen Events Center; large or small  
  buildings; rooms with plenty of parking
  and easy access: 360-805-6706. 

 

Farmers' Market Produce 

Farmers' Market at Willis Tucker Park

Pick up your fresh produce on Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.

Find details at www.marketatwillistucker.wordpress.com. 

Willis Tucker Community Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish.  

 

We want to hear from you!

Please join us on September 8, 6:30-8:30pm, in the Weikel Room at Willis D. Tucker Community Park for a discussion about park priorities. Willis Tucker Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish 98036.

 

The Snohomish County Parks Department is currently working on updating the Snohomish County Comprehensive Park & Recreation Plan and is looking for input from park users about what the plan should contain.

 

This plan is a 6-year document that evaluates current and future recreation needs and sets goals and objectives for Parks Department efforts. A big part of developing this plan is hearing from park users about where they want us to be focusing our efforts. An updated plan is required to obtain state funding assistance for developing parks.

 

If you are not able to attend this meeting, written comments may be sent to Snohomish County Parks & Recreation, Comp. Plan Update, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296; or email comments to sharon.swan@snoco.orgFor more information, contact the Parks Department at: 425-388-6600, or visit our website at www.snocoparks.org.  

 

Construction at Willis Tucker Park Off-Leash Area

A 90-day construction project which began August 15, 2011, is making improvements to the east side of the park. Construction includes providing paved ADA access to the permanent off-leash dog areas, removing the old temporary off-leash area and replacing with 38 paved parking stalls, and grading two multi-use fields east of the south baseball field.

 

Temporary path detours and/or possible short-term closures may affect off-leash dog area visitors. Please check the website (www.snocoparks.org/WillisTuckerPark) prior to visiting.

 

Willis Tucker Community Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish.  

 

Tambark Creek County Park gets a new look 

Construction of the Tambark Creek County Park project started in July of this year and is planned to be completed fall 2012. The new park will include a playground, off-leash dog area, synthetic turf soccer/baseball/softball complex with lights and trail system. The park is located southeast of Mill Creek on 35th.

 

Help us improve trail facilities

 

Volunteers from The Trail Coalition and the B.I.K.E.S. Club will be on the Centennial Trail on Sept 10 and 14 handing out survey forms to trail users. People responding may complete and hand them back to the volunteers or mail in the postage paid forms. These are weather dependent dates and may move if inclement weather threatens either day. Next month's newsletter will have a link to our online trail survey that follows up on this survey.

 

The Snohomish County Park and Recreation Department is conducting this survey on its owned and managed trails. The best way to improve trail facilities or networks is to collect and analyze trip data. Agencies that collect walking and bicycling data are able to check trends and prioritize investments. Having solid user information is valuable in preparing state and federal grant applications, and in preparing for future budget requests for additional trail phases and system expansions. Currently, Snohomish County has no data as to who its trail users are, how much and how often they use the trails. 

Related Articles 
A forest's future, The Herald, 08/24/11 
Tweaks coming to Snohomish park, The Herald, 08/01/11  
 

SNOHOMISH COUNTY PARKS ONLINE

   

Campsite Reservations/Picnic Shelters/ Room Rentals:  online / 425-388-6600  /  scparksrec@gmail.com 
Ballfields/Volunteers/ Recreation/McCollum Pool :  360-805-6753  tony.t@snoco.org  
Fairgrounds RV Parking:  www.evergreenfair.org  
Evergreen Fairgrounds:  360-805-6700  /  www.evergreenfair.org
Contact Information:  contact.parks@snoco.org

County Executive: Aaron.reardon@snoco.org  /  425-388-3879 

Department Director: Tom.teigen@snoco.org  /  425-388-6600