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November-December 2012

 Park it Here! 
Gary Weikel Room at
         Willis Tucker Park 

Weikel Room setup

Need Room? 
Anyone out there getting married, having a birthday, anniversary, retirement party or other cause for celebration?

If you're on a budget but need a room that's "not at our house," try parking it at December's feature of the month: the Gary Weikel Room at Willis Tucker Community Park.


Windows to patio from Weikel RoomNot too big, not too small, the Weikel Room accommodates up to 100 guests comfortably. Its large windows bring in lots of light, and overlook the patio and surrounding foliage that separate it from the playground, spray pad, and other park features.


Wedding setup on patio at Willis Tucker ParkIncluded in the rental, the Verde Room provides a light-duty kitchen offering lots of space for prepping your foods. And, should you wish to toast your special occasion, no problem -- beer, wine, and champagne are allowed with purchase of permit and insurance. 


So check out the Gary Weikel Room. It's not at your house, but it just might be in your back yard. Call (425) 388-6600 for reservations or a tour.



Events and Activities

Martial Arts classes:  

Current events   

Evergreen State Fairgrounds: 

Evergreen Speedway:

Adopt-A-Stream classes:


Christmas wreath with SantaFair Foundation Homespun Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 1 & 2, 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.    

Evergreen State Fairgrounds Commercial Bldg.

Free admission and parking

  Santa & Sleigh


Crafts, displays, food & gift vendors, photos with Santa, music and more!  


For booth space details, call Ann Muchoney at (425) 319-2933.

Canine Parvovirus Outbreak

Dog owners, please be aware that Snohomish County Parks has received notification of a outbreak of Canine Parvovirus in the state. You can greatly reduce the opportunity for your pet to become ill by keeping your pet current with all vaccinations and following your veterinarian's recommendations for a healthy happy pet.


Snohomish County Parks asks that all dog off-leash area visitors be aware of the importance of having a healthy pet and recommends all pet owners consult with their vet to make sure their animal is healthy enough for dog off-leash areas. Please remember to clean up after your pet and to dispose of waste properly. 

Wellington Hills plan delayed

Snohomish County has gently slowed down its timetable for developing a regional sports complex at Wellington Hills, although things could pick up next year.

The original schedule called for adopting a master plan this fall. Now, county parks director expects to send the County Council a proposed road map for development in February or March, then seek building permits once a plan is approved. "We slowed down and kept listening to people," Director Tom Teigen said last week. "We want to make sure that everybody can continue to work through the process with us."

Everett Herald article

Business Proposals Solicited

Do you you or someone you know have an interest in submitting a business proposal for a public-private enterprise located in a county park or alongside a trail? Submit proposals through the Snohomish County Purchasing Division (click here) or contact Don Wolfe, Senior Buyer,, 425-388-3453 until Dec. 21, 2012.

Gift certificates make great gifts!
Give a gift certificate for a class, an annual pass or for overnight stays in a yurt, a cabin, the vacation house or campsites. To purchase, call 425-388-6600 or email

Christmas TreeRent a live Christmas tree & support salmon! 

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Christmas and a great way to bring in the new year?


Rent a 3'-4' live Christmas tree for $35 on Saturday, December 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum County Park.


Select from over 200 tree varieties, including Sitka spruce, Western Red Cedar, and Douglas fir. Directions on how to keep your tree live and healthy will be provided.


Bring your tree back after the holidays and it will be planted next to salmon streams which will hold soil in place and provide shade to keep the streams cool for salmon.


Find more information and driving directions at or call 425-316-8592.  



 Sammy Salmon

**Get your picture taken with Sammy Salmon in his Santa  Hat!

**10% discount at the NW Stream Center Nature Store for last minute shopping. 


Snohomish County Parks & Recreation strives to provide safe, enjoyable, attractive parks with diverse programs and responsive services that enhance our quality of life and preserve the natural and recreational resources of Snohomish County.  

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

County Executive:  /  425-388-3879 

Department Director:  /  425-388-6600