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                               September-October 201

Events and recreation activities in October

Earth Corps volunteer event at Fisherman's Park in Sultan Oct. 22:

Volunteers are needed to help with a park cleanup and environment restoration at this recently-acquired site which may eventually provide additional camping and fishing opportunities for Snohomish County residents. Find more information at

Special Needs Recreation:

Mini Hydroplane Races:

Recreation classes:  

Current events   

Evergreen State Fairgrounds: 

Evergreen Speedway:

Adopt-A-Stream programs:

Very entertaining and educational programs are scheduled to show at the Northwest Stream Center. Families can enjoy "Killer Whale Tales" "Bats" "Bobcats" and "Grizzlies of Yellowstone". Find details and photos at



Want to live in a park?

Two houses are available for rent:

Wenberg County Park: Two bedroom cabin with fenced backyard and two-car garage.

River Meadows County Park: Recently remodeled two bedroom home with finished attic.

Contact Dianne Bailey at 425-388-6622 for details.


Room Rentals for Holiday events

Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Park:


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



2011 Fair sets revenue record for admission, parking
The Evergreen State Fair, the largest annual event held in Snohomish County and one of the biggest in the Northwest, set a new record this year for on-site gate admission and parking revenues totaling nearly $1.4 million, an increase of about 1.4 percent over the record set in 2007. The fair generates more than 70 percent of the annual fairgrounds revenue.

Good weather also attributed to higher-than-expected receipts for vendors such as the iconic Purple Cow. The Snohomish County Dairy Women's Association, which operates the Purple Cow, enjoyed their second best year during its 51-year history with $64,300 in gross receipts. Butler Amusements also reported near-record gross receipts on carnival rides and amusements.

The "Friday Food Bank Frenzy" events on the two Fridays of the fair produced more than 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food for local food banks. Keeping with the "Hungry for Fun" theme, each person who brought three non-perishable food items was granted free admission on the two Fridays.



Winners of "Poop Toss Game" at the Evergreen State Fair announced

Winners of the entertaining and popular "poop toss game" featured at the Parks & Recreation booth at the Evergreen State Fair are:

Large dog gift bag:  Bernie the Chocolate Lab and Kassie the Norweigen Elkhound, companions of Sarah and Jason Stoops in Marysville.

Small dog gift bag:  Maddie the Miniature Poodle, companion of Crystal Cedeno of Lynnwood.  


The "poop toss game" is used to educate the public about the impacts of dog waste within Snohomish County. Find more information regarding the impacts of dog waste at


County celebrates completion of Centennial Trail construction

Please join Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Council members, local elected officials, the Snohomish County Arts Commission and the Snohomish County Trail Coalition in celebrating two new components of the award winning CENTENNIAL TRAIL.


Saturday, Oct. 15, 10am - Dedication of "The Gap" at the Armar Road Trailhead, 15333 67th Ave. NE, Arlington.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 9am - Dedication of the  "Resilience" Art Arch and Plaza, north side of Haller Trestle from Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington.



Public/private opportunities with parks available

Snohomish County is seeking proposals featuring entrepreneurial ventures to help support 

Snohomish County's parks, trails, facilities, programs and events through public/private ventures.  

Proposals chosen in this process will provide quality public facilities and services and help to achieve long-term sustainability for Snohomish County Parks while creating successful ventures and meaningful returns-on-investment. 


Find more information at or contact Marc Krandel at 425-388-6621. Obtain the Request for Proposals package (RFP-16-11) at the Snohomish County Purchasing Division, 6th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, call (425) 388-3344, or download here (click on "View current bids").



We want to hear from you!

Snohomish County Parks has begun updating the 2007 Comprehensive Parks Plan. The plan inventories park facilities, solicits public input regarding recreation opportunities and determines areas of need.

To help guide parks activities over the next six years, please take a few moments to participate in an online survey or mail written comments about your recreation priorities to Snohomish County Parks & Recreation, Comp. Plan Update, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish WA 98296, or
send an email to


Learn more about the Snohomish County Comprehensive Parks Plan Update at 



New ADA-access gate at Willis Tucker Park Off-Leash Area

A single arm security gate activated by a key pad will be installed for access to ADA parking at Willis Tucker Park off-leash dog area.  


The gate limits vehicle access to park patrons with valid ADA permits who have received a code number from the Parks & Recreation Dept.


To apply for the permit, please submit an application form found on the Parks website at


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


Centennial Trail user survey  
Thank you, trail users and volunteers who participated in our recent mail-in survey on Sept.10 and 14. It was very successful and we are still receiving surveys from trail users. To date we have received more than 200 survey responses and are in the process of compiling and analyzing the data from the survey.

Family Health & Fitness Day

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation participated in the 15th annual Family Health & Fitness Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Willis Tucker Community Park. This national health and fitness event for families promotes family involvement in physical activity, one of the goals of the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health.


Booths provided by Snohomish County Parks and Recreation, Mill Creek YMCA, Beach Body Fitness, Total Sweat Fitness, Zumba, People's Bank, and Snohomish Health District allowed residents to participate in noncompetitive activities such as walking events and low impact exercises, health screenings, games and health information workshops.



Related Articles 
Fair breaks attendance records, Monroe Monitor, 09/12/11 
Fair sets records, The Herald, 09/19/11 
Parks hosts health & fitness day, Lake Stevens Journal, 09/18/11 



Campsite Reservations/Picnic Shelters/ Room Rentals:  online / 425-388-6600  / 
Ballfields/Volunteers/ Recreation/McCollum Pool :  360-805-6753  
Fairgrounds RV Parking:  
Evergreen Fairgrounds:  360-805-6700  /
Contact Information:

County Executive:  /  425-388-3879 

Department Director:  /  425-388-6600