Councilman Koster Celebrates the Opening of the New Yurt Village
River Meadows County Park was the scene for the grand opening of the new Yurt Village on March 25th. After a long, cold winter, spring has arrived and families and friends are looking to spend some time in our county parks. As in the past, they will be able to rent cabins and yurts...the newest ones are located in the River Meadows Park. Reservations should be made early as these are very popular and will most likely be rented before the summer arrives. Snohomish County has one of the premier park systems in the state with more than 10,000 acres of parks and open space; 102 properties; 34 miles of regional trails; extensive camping and more than 47 miles of fresh and saltwater shoreline.
Several activities are available in the county parks, besides renting cabins and yurts, there are classes for kayak (beginners) and overnight excursions for experienced kayakers; swimming lessons, art classes, Tai Chi, golf for 8-17 year olds and you can even reserve pool time for a private party.
For more information, check the Parks Department Website: www.snoco.org and search "Parks".
Councilman Koster tells constituents "If you haven't checked the parks out lately, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I'm especially impressed with the Yurt program."
Snohomish County Parks Director, Tom Teigen says we have acquired 1,000 acres of new parks this year and we are working in partnership with civic groups, we are currently working with 30 non-profit organizations that assist with maintaining and operating parks, trails and open space. On Saturday,
May 2nd, the Centennial Trail Coalition and more than 600 Scouts will be working on the Centennial Trail.