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                            July 2012

Events & activities


Summer Art Camps at Willis Tucker Park

Spray Pad at Willis Tucker Park is open!

Swim lessons & McCollum Pool events: Pool

Camps & activities:

Movies in the Park at Willis Tucker Park:

Evergreen State Fairgrounds: 

Special Needs Recreation:

Current events

Free IMAX movie, Beavers, showing on June 29, 7 p.m. at the NW Stream Center:


Save the Date! 

National Night Out, August 7


Park Construction:

Access to Spencer Island limited

Willis Tucker Park Off-Leash Dog Area 

2012 Fair tickets now on sale

Give your friends and family the gift of summer fun! Purchase tickets here for the grandstand concerts, fair gate admission and carnival ride wristbandsThe Evergreen State Fair is Aug. 23-Sept. 3.

golfer cartoonThrasher's Corner Pub & Grill's 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.

McCollum Park Outdoor Pool is open

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


Information about the 2012 McCollum Pool swim program available at,
425-388-6604 or by email to

Movies in the Park at Willis Tucker Park

Movies in the Park start July 12

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening at Willis Tucker Community Park and a fun outdoor movie. 


Seating is on grass. Bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. Popcorn and soda are available for purchase. Admission is free, however, donations benefiting Snohomish County Parks is accepted.  

Open seating begins at 7 p.m.

Pre-movie entertainment provided by Gold Creek Community Church includes bouncy houses, video games on wheels, laser tag, balloon animals and more. Snacks, provided by Mill Creek Lions Club, include popcorn, candy, soda, water, etc. The Sno-Isle Library's Bookmobile will have books related to the movies shown on screen available.
Movies showing in July are "Adventures of Tintin," "Twilight-Breaking Dawn" and "Megamind." Find details here.

June 9 Big Sister/Big Brother Lake Cleanup and Fish-inBig Brother Big Sister Fish-In

Volunteers from the Washington Bass Association hosted their annual cleanup around Gissberg Twin Lakes Park and used the opportunity to teach the kids that participated about conservation practices, sportsmanship, casting skills, fishing knots, and personal responsibility for their environment.The day started off with the park cleanup, followed by fishing and concluded with lunch provided to all.

Lake Stevens Community Park
Lake Stevens Community Park receives Washington Recreation and Parks Association award

The Washington Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA) Resource Section recently awarded Snohomish County's Lake Stevens Community Park the 2012 Best Sports Complex Design for small cities.  


Lake Stevens Community Park is an excellent example of what can be achieved through the cooperation, partnership, and long-term planning by public agencies, stakeholder groups and local citizens. The great partnership with the Lake Stevens Jr. Athletic Association (LSJAA) representing soccer, baseball, football and cheerleading groups and the general community led to a great park design and ongoing partnerships for the maintenance and operation of Lake Stevens Community Parks' facilities. 

Sandy Hale
Sandy Hale, new special recreation coordinator
Sandy became passionate about people with physical/developmental challenges about five years ago when she realized she could learn more from them about how to live a happy and full life.
Her goal for Snohomish County's Special Recreation Program is to partner with other programs in the area who advocate for people with special challenges to create daily opportunities, easy access and affordable events so that they can come together and share life's little adventures. Sandy is a Para-Educator for the Mukilteo School District in their Life Skills program and works primarily with students ages 14-21 with multiple disabilities.
She is married with two grown children and a beautiful granddaughter. Originally from California, Sandy and her husband relocated to Washington at the end of 2011.



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