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January-February 2013

The administration office is closed on Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents' Day
    Park it Here! 
Birthday Celebration Promotion
Ever Yurt in a Park?   
A yurt is a round, portable dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia. When it was time to move, the yurt could be dismantled and carried on camels or yaks and, in about two hours, be rebuilt at another site. 
Today, the yurt stays put. (Try as we might, we couldn't get the canvas cover, skylight, wood floors, porch, bunk beds, futons, screened windows, locking door, electricity, lighting, and heater loaded aboard a yak.)   
So, we invite you to River Meadows Park, where our newest yurt village has been constructed just for your camping pleasure. In addition to the features mentioned above, each yurt has a fire pit and picnic table right outside the door. And best of all, a private restroom facility for each yurt.
In celebration of Snohomish County's 50th Birthday, we are offering $10/night off for reservations made and used in the month of February. Be sure to use the Promo Code BIRTHDAY.
Reservations can be made through
Links to Events and Activities

Current events 

Evergreen State Fairgrounds: 

Evergreen Speedway:

Bear Show at the NW Stream Center: 

Events at the Fairgrounds

* Buzz-Inn Bullrageous Bull  


* Webb Hill Motorsports  

   indoor motorcross races

* NW Model Hobby Expo

* High Road Promotions  

   Winter Series indoor    

   motocross races 

* 22nd Annual Model Train  


* WAC Gun Show  

* Washington Prospector's  

   Gold & Mineral Show

* Indoor Swap Meet 

* 4-H Tack Sale

* Conservation Dist. Plant &     Tree Sale

* Murder Mystery Food Bank  


* The Evergreen Spring  

   Festival & BBQ  


 Parks 50th Anniversary logo

Happy 50th Birthday, Parks and Recreation!


Originally created in March 1963, Snohomish County's Parks Department is celebrating 50 years of providing great programs, parks, trails and the Evergreen State Fair for residents of Snohomish County. Click here to see promotions and special events at our 104 park properties throughout 2013 celebrating our 50th birthday. 

Toxic algae bloom caution in Lake Stevens   


Lake Stevens is currently experiencing intermittent blooms of blue-green algae. This type of algae looks like blue or green paint floating on the surface and tends to accumulate on the lake shoreline. Sometimes blue-green algae can produce toxins that are harmful to people and pets. 


In January, water samples were taken with preliminary results showing the liver toxin microcystin above Washington State recreational standards. Snohomish County's Surface Water Management and the City of Lake Stevens will continue to monitor the algae bloom for toxins.  


Find more information on the County's web page here.   

Specialized & Inclusive Recreation  

Valentine Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. at Willis Tucker Park   

Come join your friends for a pictures, crafts, dancing, hanging out and talking with your best pals. Snacks and drinks will be served. Click here to register


Our specialized recreation opportunities are available for individuals who choose to participate in activities specially designed and conducted by trained staff to best meet their needs. Although designed for individuals with developmental disabilities, specialized recreation programs are available to persons of all abilities. 


Willis Tucker Community Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish

County seeks historical photos, 
stories of Centennial Trail


Snohomish County is still accepting historical information for the Centennial Trail, especially along the Snohomish/Bryant rail spur between 1930-1976, for an interpretive education project. 


If you have photos, stories, memories or other information you'd like to share to create a compelling cultural resource for the community and generations to come, send an e-mail to or by regular mail to Site Story, Attn. Centennial Trail, 2513 Eleventh Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119.


To learn more about the project, click here.

Celebrate Spring at the first annual "Evergreen State Spring Festival" 
.... Featuring The Washington State Spring BBQ Championship! 
Enjoy live music, food & drinks from the comfort of our Root Beer Garden for the kid in you OR relax in the Beer Garden featuring local Micro Brews for the adult in you during this year's spring festival, scheduled for April 27-28.
Either way, we're sure you'll have a great time. Other fun activities include carnival rides from Butler Amusements, commercial vendors, arts & crafts and BBQ sampling from some of the more than 40 teams competing for this year's grand prize. 

For more information, event hours and advanced discounted carnival tickets, please visit our website at or call (360) 805-6700 today.  


Another Great Event from The Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe,WA!

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

Related Articles

Now you can ride all the way to Skagit County on Centennial Trail,  Seattle Times, Jan. 16. 2013

State's largest train show comes to the fairgrounds, Monroe Monitor, Jan. 29, 2013 

Evergreen State Fair seeks advisory board members, Monroe Monitor, Jan. 26, 2013 



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