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Feb. 2015

Your Snohomish County Parks & Recreation is gearing up for a new year with park  improvements completed and more planned; learning opportunities, coming volunteer projects and fun activities.  Read more . . .
ADA Improvements made to Twin Rivers Park 
ADA compliant parking stalls and walkways to the restroom building at Twin Rivers Park were completed this monthThe parking area work was completed by Quilceda Paving and Construction. Interior improvements to the restrooms are also planned. 

The City of Arlington has a partnership agreement with Snohomish County to manage and operate Twin Rivers County Park. Arlington maintains and schedules the park, while Snohomish County owns the park and is responsible for major improvements.
Kayak Point Golf Course gets improvements
Recent improvements at Kayak Point Golf Course for visitor enjoyment include leveling and re-sodding the tee boxes, new cabinets, countertops and flooring in the restaurant and kitchen and the roof was replaced. Planned future projects include irrigation, bathroom improvements, pro shop improvements, and deck expansion.
Summertime camp hosts needed
~Wenberg County Park: contact Jeanne Blackburn, Sr. Ranger, at 425-508-6597 or
~Squire Creek County Park: contact Mike Remle, Sr. Ranger, at 425-508-6611 or email
Specialized & Inclusive Recreation

Family Fun Center:  Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m. Call 425-388-6614 or email to register. Find more information at

Kayak Point Park is participating business in the 

Great Northwest Glass Quest treasure hunt

Feb. 13-22

You are invited to participate in the greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest!  


Come to Stanwood and Camano Island to search for unique hand-blown glass treasures by world-renowned glass artists, Mark and Marcus Ellinger.

Plastic "clue balls" will be hidden in local businesses and parks (including Kayak Point County Park) during the 10-day event. Inside the plastic clue ball are instructions on where to pick up your glass treasure. Be sure to have the host businesses stamp your entry forms while you are on the Quest!

Find more information at 
The Streamkeeper: caring for local salmon and trout streams
Thurs., Feb. 26 at the Northwest Stream Center, McCollum County Park
~ See amazing underwater video as you learn the complexity of the salmon life cycle.
~ Learn the secret world of the "hyporheic zone" and the amazing complexities of the
   "salmon forest".
~ Learn great science while having some fun at the same time.  

Find more information at or call 425-316-8592. The Northwest Stream Center is located at McCollum County Park, 600 -128th Street SE, Everett WA.  
"Cruisin' to Murder" theme for this year's popular fundraiser supporting local food banks   

Mark your calendars for the murder mystery dinner and auction on March 7, 6:00 p.m. for a fun night for the whole family that includes a delicious dinner, silent auction, sleuthing, prizes for solving the mystery and for best-dressed! 


Through the last ten mystery dinner and auction events, more than $35,000 has been donated to the Sultan, Sky Valley, Maltby and Snohomish food banks!  Click here for more information.

Volunteers needed
~ Ivy pull event at Kayak Point Park:  March 21,11 am-2 pm. Contact
~ Lord Hill Trail Work: March 14, 8 am-Noon and March 28, 9 am-4 pm. 

Visit for details.
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

Events at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds

~ Buzz Inn Bullrageous Bull Riding & Barrel Racing:  Feb. 20-21
~ Wash. Prospector's Gold & Mineral Show: Feb. 21-22
~ 4-H Tack & Consignment Sale:  Feb. 21
~ Snohomish Conservation District Tree and Plant Sale: Feb. 28
~ Auto Cross racing on the Speedway: Feb. 28
~ 24th Annual Model Train Show: Feb. 28-Mar. 1
~ Murder Mystery Food Bank Fundraiser, Mar. 7
~ March Madness Enduro on the Speedway: Mar. 7

~ Spring Carnival & Homespun Spring Bazaar, Apr. 25-26


Find more information at


Spring Carnival and Homespun Spring Bazaar
April 24-26 
Celebrate spring with entertainment for the whole family!
  ~ Carnival rides by Butler Amusements, Inc.
  ~ Busy Bee Quilt Show
  ~ Crafts and Plants Vendors  
  ~ Kids Activity Center and Farmer for a Day
  ~ and more!
The fairgrounds is located at 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe.

Related Articles

Deer Creek takes a chunk of trail; Highway 530 kept clear, The Herald, 02/09/15 

Snohomish Aquatic Center is on track financially, The Herald, 02/09/15 

Skate park, playgrounds coming to Cavelero Hill, The Herald, 02/04/15

County leaders talk upgrades at Evergreen fairgrounds, The Herald, 01/15/15 


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