Jim Brauch Memorial Annual Kids Fishing Day 
Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park
May 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 14 & under

A great first fishing day for parents and kids!

Gear available or use your own

Expert assistance from volunteer fishing guides
Hosted by: 
Everett Steelhead & Salmon Club 
Snohomish County Parks & Recreation  

425-388-6604  /    www.esscwa.com/

"Don't let your kid be the one who got away . . . " (Zebco)  

Job Opportunities
Positions available are:
  • pool manager
  • lifeguard
  • swim instructor
  • swim team coach
  • assistant coach
  • pool maintenance
  • lessons coordinator
  • seasonal park aide
  • park ranger assistant

Learn to Row with North Cascades Crew
Wyatt County Park, Lake Stevens

New sessions start monthly!

Rowing is a complete exercise using all major muscle groups, providing aerobic and strength conditioning while keeping the body relaxed. It promotes teamwork, confidence and a genuine sense of accomplishment.

Find more information at www.northcascadescrew.com


Summer Recreation
Guide now available!

Events in May at Your County Parks  

May 9:    *Women's Living the Dream Ride, Centennial Trail 

*Boy Scout Gigantic Centennial Trail Cleanup

*Snohomish County 4-H Trail Horse Class in the Field, Lord Hill Park

May 10:  Cascade Bicycle Club Promoting Bike Safety Fitting and Sales, Machias Trailhead

May 15:  *First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story, NW Stream Center

*Bike to Work Day on the Centennial Trail, Snohomish to Smokey Point 

May 16:  *Walk & Roll 5K and 10K Run, Centennial Trail, Arlington to Bryant 

*Highland Striders 2015 Spring 5K, Centennial Trail 

*Day of HOPE Volunteers Parks Cleanup at Martha Lake Airport, McCollum

 and Willis Tucker Parks

*Jim Brauch Memorial Annual Kids Fishing Day, Gissberg Twin Lakes Park

May 30-31: Relay for Life of Mill Creek American Cancer Society at McCollum Park


More information available at www.snocoparks.org and click on Special Event Schedule

County Parks Department honored with WRPA spotlight award
The Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) recently awarded the prestigious Spotlight Award for Facilities & Parks to Snohomish County for its new Miner's Corner Park facility. The award for excellence in parks design and construction was presented to Senior Park Planner Chris Mueller at the annual WRPA awards banquet in Tacoma on April 30. Miner's Corner County Park was selected as one of the 2015 Spotlight Facility Award winners in the category of Outdoor Spaces/Natural Play. 

The Washington Recreation & Park Association celebrates people, parks and programs with an annual awards program honoring individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of parks and recreation in Washington State.

Spotlight Awards recognize outstanding achievements by parks and recreation agencies. Award categories include: facilities and parks; marketing and outreach; and program excellence. Spotlight awards for facilities & parks recognize the highest standards in design, development and renovation of park and recreation areas.

WRPA is a non-profit professional and public interest organization comprised of nearly 1,500 members. The organization provides resources for the public and members who create community through people, parks and programs. The Association plays a vital role in promoting and advocating public support for parks and recreation and increasing awareness of the necessity to preserve, enhance and utilize leisure resources for a balanced lifestyle.

Miner's Corner County Park is located at 22903 45th Ave. SE Bothell, WA. The park is 100% universally accessible and features a large nature themed playground with sand and water play area. The park also includes a multi-purpose sport court, open field area, walking paths and a picnic shelter.

In addition to the WRPA award, Miner's Corner Park was highlighted in Red Tricycles 2014's monthly review of cool parks to visit in the Puget Sound Area. Miner's Corner joins Willis Tucker County Park - which was voted #2 in Western Washington by King 5's 2014 best playground survey - as one of the county's most popular facilities.
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.
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.
Kayak Point Park :   Ongoing site improvements and weed/ivy control
McCollum Pool Improvements : Remove and replace pool liner, install new gutter
Design and specifications are complete; project went 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.
Wenberg Park Waterfront Improvements: The new restroom will be open this summer. Vegetation improvements have been made. A redesign of the day use area includes the boat launch, dock, swimming and adjacent day use areas. 
Whitehorse Trail : Improvements to the 27-mile long Whitehorse Trail will include bridge decking, surfacing improvements, bank stabilization and road crossings.