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March 2015

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Streamkeeper Academy programs at the  Northwest Stream Center
Interested in getting the kids away from TV and video games and thinking about enjoying and protecting the great outdoors?
Take them to an event in at the Stream Center!
* All About Bears     * Spring Nature Walk     * Sultan River Streamside
Fascination with Slugs & Snails         * Planting Training

March is Carnivore Month at the Northwest Stream Center. Click here for more information.
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.  
Snohomish County Parks Department  2015 Capital Projects

Your Snohomish County Parks staff is working on many capital projects to make your parks experience even more pleasant. Following is a description of some of the current projects.

Cavalero Hill Project: Parks is working with the City of Lake Stevens to update the Master Plan for Cavalero Hill Park.The revised Master Plan is anticipated to include a skate park and other park amenities.

Esperance Park Master Plan: Parks is working toward creation of a Master Plan for Esperance Park with the possibility of acquiring an additional 3.4 acres.

Evergreen State Fairgrounds Master Plan: We are updating the Evergreen State Fairgrounds Master Plan to address aging infrastructure issues, increase operational efficiencies and accommodate emerging facility needs.

Heybrook Ridge: Staff is working to complete acquisitions which are necessary to provide trailhead access and also working to complete a site Recreation Management Plan.

Lake Stickney: Staff is in process of creating a master plan for the park which is anticipated to include a trail system, wetland boardwalks, lake view point, multi-purpose lawn and play features.

Sky Valley Shooting Park: Parks is working to complete development of a master plan for the Sky Valley Shooting Park for future development through a public-private partnership.

Wellington Hills: The Wellington Hills project is planned to include four lighted synthetic turf athletic fields, parking, trails, road improvements, three grass fields, off-leash dog area, meadows and playgrounds. Project is currently under permit review

Wenberg Park Waterfront Improvements: Redesign to upgrade the day use area that includes the boat launch, dock, swimming and adjacent day use areas.

Kayak Point Golf Course Tenant Improvements: Projects include Pro Shop structural work, deck replacement, and restroom improvements.

McCollum Pool Improvements: Remove and replace pool liner, install new gutter
Design and specifications are complete; project out to bid March 2015.

Meadowdale Park Feasibility Study: Investigation of design alternatives to address operation, maintenance, public access, and fish barrier issues associated with on-going gravel deposition at culvert/pedestrian underpass to beach.

North Creek Park Boardwalk Repair - Phase 4: Final, phase of repairs to remaining boardwalk sections is planned for 2015. Anticipate the project going out to bid in March 2015 and construction to begin in late spring.

Twin Rivers ADA Improvements: Paving, grading and interior restroom modifications to improve ADA accessibility.

Whitehorse Trail: Improvements to the 27-mile long Whitehorse Trail will include bridge decking, surfacing improvements, bank stabilization and road crossings.

Willis Tucker Phase 3B: Continued east side development including 200-stall parking lot, water service to off-leash park, playground and group shelter (also including four volleyball courts and two picnic shelters as bid additives). March 2015 with bid opening and award April 2015.
Links to Events and Activities

Northwest Stream Center 

Evergreen State Fairgrounds

Evergreen Speedway 

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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