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                            June 2012

Events & activities

Spray Pad at Willis Tucker Park is open!

Swim lessons & McCollum Pool: Pool

Camps & activities:

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: 


Camp Host needed at Kayak Pt. Park


Park Construction:

Access to Spencer Island limited

Logan Park playground rennovation

Willis Tucker Park Off-Leash Dog Area 

McCollum Park Outdoor Pool 

officially opens Saturday, June 23 

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

Many new programs have been added to this year's pool schedule, including four-week learn-to-swim sessions, which meet two times per week for increased family flexibility. Fees for some of our open swim, swim lessons, swim team, season passes, pool rentals and more have been reduced by nearly 20 percent. Register online for swim lessons here


If you have any questions regarding the 2012 McCollum Pool Program, call 425-388-6604 or e-mail Tony Trofimczuk, Recreation Supervisor, at

Summer Art Camps

mardi gras maskArt teacher Verondi Havens is back with some really great art day camps all summer long at Willis Tucker Community Park. Camps include Artists' Choice, Wacky Art, Nature Discovery, Creative Construction, Merging Science into Art, Merging Science and Math into Art, Build a Boat, Fantastic Fiber, Drama in the Park 1, Popular Paper Mache, Drama in the Park 2, Discovery Painting, Drawing and Painting, Portraits and Mask Making. Find details here.

Comments needed for Comprehensive Park & Recreation Plan  

The Parks & Recreation Department needs public input on the direction reflected in its draft 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 second public meeting to gather comments will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 6 in Public Meeting Room 2 of the County Administration-East building in Everett (3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett). If you are unable to attend the meeting and prefer to submit written comments, please send them to or Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Comp. Plan Update, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish WA 98296.

Bob Leonard receives Washington Recreation and Parks Association award


Bob Leonard

Members of the Washington Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA) Resource Section awarded Snohomish County Park Department Maintenance Supervisor Bob Leonard its 2012 Resource Section Outstanding Professional of the Year award.


Presented at the annual WRPA conference in May, the award recognizes outstanding parks field staff for going above and beyond their normal work responsibilities to make a positive contribution to their community.  


Bob served as the Resource Section chair in 2011 and was instrumental in creating a scholarship available to parks field staff statewide to attend the Pacific Northwest Resource Management School in Port Townsend each year.


golfer cartoonThrasher's Corner Pub 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thrasher's Corner Pub & Grill will host its annual benefit golf tournament at Gleneagle Golf Course in Arlington, beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, July 14, with a shotgun start. Proceeds benefit Snohomish County Parks & Recreation's Helping Hands Program, which supports the department's youth programs and swim lessons for underprivileged children.
Lunch is served at Thrasher's Corner Pub & Grill. Prizes are awarded to the winning team, longest drive, ladies' longest drive, closest to the pin and ladies' closest to the pin. Find more information at or 425-481-0211.

Special Events in June

June  2:     * Xterra Lord Hill Park Trail Run

                   * Birds of Prey presentation for Girl Scout 100 Years Celebration Camp - River Meadows County Park

                   * Kick Batten's for Karl Fun Run - North Centennial Trail

                   * Mutt March - McColllum Park

                   * Totem Falls Elementary School Fun Run - Willis Tucker Park

June 2-3:  * Relay for Life - McCollum Park 

June   3:    *  Wanna Run for Oanaminthe - Centennial Trail South

                   *  Specialized Bicycles - Paradise Valley Conservation Area

June   8:    * Rock the World - Jackson HS - Willis Tucker Park
June   9:    * Adoption Run - Centennial Trail South
June 16:    * Monroe Triathlon - Fairfield Community Park
June 17:    * BC Cancer Ride - Centennial Trail
June 18:    * Silver Firs Elementary School Field Day - Willis Tucker Park
June 19:    * Seattle Hill Elementary School Field Day - Willis Tucker Park
June 20:    * Little Cedars Elementary School Field Day - Willis Tucker Park
June 21:    * Canyon Creek Elementary School Field Day - Willis Tucker Park
June 23-24:  * Snohomish Ham Radio Contest - Willis Tucker Park
June 24-28:  * Cub Scouts Camporee - Flowing Lake County Park
June 30:    * Cascade Bicycle Bike Ride - Centennial Trail South 

2012 Evergreen State Fair tickets now on sale

Give your friends and family the gift of summer fun!


Click here to purchase tickets online for the grandstand concerts, fair gate admission and carnival ride wristbands. The Evergreen State Fair is Aug. 23-Sept. 3




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