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                            April 2012

Events & activities

Swim lessons & McCollum Pool: Pool

2012 Mini-Hydro Boat Races:

Evergreen State Fairgrounds: 

Special Needs Recreation:

Current events

Free IMAX movies/workshops, estuary restoration & solar projects at the NW

Stream Center:

Extension gardening classes: 




Trail Coalition general meeting

May 31, 6 p.m., Trafton School, Arlington


Camp Host at Kayak Pt. Park:

Fair Advisory Board member:


Glacial Erratic at ML APGlacial erratic at Martha Lake Airport Park rescued
The glacial erratic at Martha Lake Airfield Community Park has long been used as a local youth hangout and tagged by graffiti, as well as used as a climbing rock. By the time the park opened in 2010, it was apparent that "Big Rock," as it is often called, would need ongoing care and cleanup. Park Rangers and maintenance staff spent two days in February cleaning the glacial erratic with a pressure washer combined with a graffiti remover for oil-based paints and installed an interpretive sign. Read the full story at
Dedication of Culpeper Hill on the Centennial Trail, April 7Rob Culpeper

You are invited to join family and friends to dedicate a portion of the trail and sign on the Centennial Trail in memory of Rob Culpeper at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Getchell Trailhead. 


Robert M. (Rob) Culpeper was an avid cyclist and runner, co-captain of Blistering Saddles Cycling Team and a well-respected employee of The Boeing Company.


Find more information at www.snocoparks/



3rd Annual Evergreen Recreation & Sportsmen Expo, April 28-29 

  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Carnival opens April 27
  • Washington State Spring BBQ Championship competition
  • Food and entertainment for the whole family
  • Seminars, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, workshops
  • Things to do in your own backyard:  gardening, landscaping, outdoor living spaces, cooking, playing, etc.

The fairgrounds is located at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA  98272. Find more information at 




2012 McCollum Pool Program

 "The highest quality and most affordable aquatics program in the county for all ages."


Online Registration Update

Online registration for swim lessons at McCollum Park Pool will begin on Fri., April 6 at 12:01 am at


For summer 2012- you will see that our fees for Open Swim, Swim Lessons, Swim Team, Season Passes, Pool Rentals, etc have been reduced in some cases by nearly 20%.  We have also added four-week learn to swim sessions which meet two times per week for increased family flexibility, and many other programs.


The 2012 McCollum Park Pool Program Handbook is now available on line.  Please visit Snohomish County Parks and Recreation at and from the "Park Links" dropdown on the left of the screen, select McCollum Park Pool, or click here:  2012 McCollum Park Pool Program Handbook.


If you have any questions regarding the 2012 McCollum Pool Program, please do not hesitate to call 425-388-6604 or send Tony Trofimczuk, Recreation Supervisor, an e-mail at


We at Snohomish County Parks and Recreation all know that YOU are our BEST Marketing Tool.  Please help spread the word regarding McCollum Pool.  

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2012 Evergreen State Fair tickets on sale

Give your friends and family the gift of summer fun!

 Jake Owen 

Purchase tickets for the Jake Owen concert on Aug. 31,

fair gate admission and carnival ride wristbands now at




Get breaking news about the 2012 grandstand entertainment lineup! You'll get a special Subscriber ID/Pass Code and the link to purchase your tickets online BEFORE they go on sale to the general public, in addition to more information on the Fairgrounds' year-round events! 


We will be announcing a new act weekly through April 27, so either keep checking back each Friday or sign up for Evergreen State Fair's E-newsletter. 


Buy discounted gate tickets and carnival pay-one-price wristband coupons now to save later. Find details at  

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Get Your Squeal On...Race to the Fair! 

The Evergreen State Fair is Aug. 23-Sept. 3 


Renovation of North Creek Park boardwalk open for public useN Creek Boardwalk
An incredible -mile walking adventure, the main boardwalk at North Creek Park is a lot safer with the renovation of more than 150 sections of floating trail. More work is planned later this year. The trail has been closed for public use when sections of the boardwalk began sinking during the past several years, leaving visitors with wet, cold feet and an experience maybe a little too adventurous.


The boardwalk can again provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich diversity of a wetland environment, including seeing and hearing hundreds of birds and wildlife who call this wetland home. Read rest of story at  


Murder mystery food bank fundraiser successfulfood barrel clipart

The Parks/Fair Department's murder mystery dinner and silent auction raised $3,458.59 - $704.59 more than in 2011. The funds were split with four local food banks: Sultan, Sky Valley (Monroe), Maltby and Snohomish. 


During the 2011 Fair, 33,000 items totaling 48,500 pounds of food was collected and distributed to Snohomish County food banks.


We can be sure that a lot of needy people will get food to feed their families - thanks to your generosity! If you didn't donate this year, consider supporting our efforts for next year - or send your local food bank a check this month.



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

County Executive:  /  425-388-3879 

Department Director:  /  425-388-6600