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                            May 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, 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: [email protected].


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   


McCollum Park Outdoor Pool 

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


Pool officially opens Saturday, June 23


Our 2012 fees for open swim, swim lessons, swim team, season passes, pool rentals and more have been reduced in some cases by nearly 20 percent. Many new programs have been added, including four-week learn-to-swim sessions, which meet two times per week for increased family flexibility. Register online for swim lessons at


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


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

 Comments for Comprehensive Park & Recreation Plan update requested


The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking feedback on the direction reflected in the updated draft of the six-year Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan


When completed, the updated plan will provide direction to the department as it plans for new facilities and manages existing parks. A public meeting where residents' comments will be taken will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 1 in the 4-H Building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe WA 98272.

Parties not available to attend the meeting, or who prefer to submit written or e-mail comments, may submit feedback to Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Comp. Plan Update, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish WA 98296; or [email protected]


2012 Fair Logo

2012 Evergreen State Fair tickets on sale

Give your friends and family the gift of summer fun!

Purchase tickets for the grandstand concerts, 

fair gate admission and carnival ride wristbands now at  



Get breaking news about attractions during the 2012 Fair! 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!  Sign up for Evergreen State Fair's E-newsletter.    

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

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

Lord Hill Regional County Park hosts Cascade Orienteering Club's annual eventCascade Orienteering Club at Lord Hill Park

More than 100 spectators and 138 participants took part in the Cascade Orienteering Club's annual competitive event at Lord Hill Park April 24. The national event included competing teams from youth groups, high schools, colleges and military units from all over the United States. Maps and compasses are used to find marked sites throughout the park.  


Often called "the thinking sport," orienteering is the sport of navigation. Participants are given a map and use their powers of observation to navigate through a course of pre-set checkpoints.The goal is to find the checkpoints in order, but it's up to the participant to determine the best way to get there.

Volunteers at Appreciation Night
Volunteers honored during "thank-you" dinner
The Parks Department recently said "thanks" to more than 100 people who have volunteered their time and talents during the past year, making Snohomish County's parks the great places they are. Volunteers and staff gathered at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for a great event. Want more information on how you can volunteer, call Parks at 425-388-6600.
Volunteer event at the future site of our new nature park on Lake Stickney
Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Come in your grubby clothes, boots and protective gloves to help nurture nature!


Meet at the west side of Lake Stickney in the big parking lot. 
Refreshments provided -- Bring your water bottle and personal work gloves 

Pre-Register at  

For more details please contact Joyce Altaras, Lake Stickney Conservancy President, 425-745-4553

[email protected] 


Sponsored by Snohomish County Parks Department partnered with Lake Stickney Conservancy & REI

Micro Chip Clinic



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

County Executive: [email protected]  /  425-388-3879 

Department Director: [email protected]  /  425-388-6600