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Park it Here! 
Snohomish County Parks programs offer classes, camps and events that place an emphasis on fitness, creativity and the environment for people of varying ages, abilities and backgrounds.    
Art camps, martial arts, swim classes and specialized recreation activities are offered.  
Our Art Camps offer early drop-off and lunchtime daycare (for AM & PM participants) and daily drop-in rates for those unable to attend all week. 
Our Specialized Recreation programs offer people of all ages with special needs a unique opportunity to enjoy our parks in a safe and caring environment.
For families with income restrictions, we offer a limited number of sponsorships. 
Willis Tucker County Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish, WA 98296.


Job Opportunities

McCollum Park Pool

Positions available include pool manager, lifeguards, swim instructors, swim team coach, assistant coach, pool maintenance, lessons coordinator. Click here to apply.


Evergreen State Fair

Click here to apply for positions available with Snohomish County Evergreen State Fairgrounds. 


Events & activities
2013 Summer Camps & Classes

Click here to register.


Summer recreation brochure is online at


The Spray Pad at Willis Tucker Park opens May 25 and stays open until the warm weather ends in September.

Summer reservations are going fast, so make yours today at


Mini-Hydro Boat Races at Gissberg Twin Lakes Park - FREE to watch:

Click here for schedule.


Special Needs recreation events:

Click here for schedule.


Evergreen State Fairgrounds:


Extension gardening classes:


FREE IMAX movies/workshops:


Camp Host at Kayak Point and Wenberg Parks needed May-Sept.

Host site with full hookups provided. Contact or


pool 2013 McCollum Pool Program 

 "The highest quality and most affordable aquatics program in the county for all ages."


Online registration for swim lessons at McCollum Park Pool is available at 


The 2013 McCollum Park Pool Program Handbook is available on line at Click on "2013 McCollum Park Pool Program Handbook" in the center of the screen.


If you have any questions regarding the 2013 McCollum Pool Program, please call 425-388-6604 or send Tony Trofimczuk, Recreation Supervisor, an e-mail at


Girl & Dad FishingFREE Kids Fishing Day
May 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park
Ages 14 & under
A great first fishing day for parents and kids hosted by the Everett Steelhead & Salmon Club and Snohomish County Parks. Expert assistance from volunteer fishing guides. Gear will be available or use your own.
Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park is located at 16324 Twin Lake, Marysville, WA 98223.
"An Eagle Named Freedom" at the  
 Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park
Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.

Bald Eagle & Jeff GuidryMeet "Freedom," a magnificent Bald Eagle, and her keeper, Jeff Guidry, from the Sarvey Wildlife Center. Together they will share their inspiring personal story and intriguing facts about eagles and their habitat requirements.
Jeff is an author and a rock and rhythm-and-blues guitarist who has played with artists like Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame and Roy Buchanan. 
His new book, An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, is now available. You can order in advance from the Nature StoreThere will be a book signing after the show.
The Northwest Stream Center is located in McCollum Park at 600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA  98206.  
Paine Field Aviation Day banner 
Presented by Washington Pilots Assn. & Paine Field Airport 
* Great food, vendors & kids activities
* Firefighters Fly Day 5K & pancake breakfast  
* Warbirds fly at noon
* Free Young Eagles flights for ages 8-17
Click here for more information 

Rhododendron in bloomRhody Ridge County Park is in full bloom! 

The 11-acre Rhody Ridge County Park private/life estate facility is a showcase of flowering beauty - the rhododendrons are in full bloom right now! Tours are by appointment only at no charge. Call 425-388-6048 to schedule your tour.


Rhody Ridge County Park is located at 17427 Clover Road, Bothell, WA 98011.


Fair Advisory Board member needed to represent Council District 1

Contact if interested in serving on the Fair Advisory Board.


Belma RandleEvergreen State Fair bids farewell to oldest worker
The Evergreen State Fair recently lost their oldest fair-time worker. Belma Randel, at 94 years young, lost her battle with cancer on April 8. Belma, a gate tender, was well known at "her" gate near the horse barns for many years. Always willing to work with something new, she enjoyed the move to the electronic age with the new ticket scanners. She had a playful spirit and was proud to say that she had worked at "The Fair" for years.


Municipal golf courses in the rough, Everett Herald, 3/29/2013



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

County Executive:  /  425-388-3879 

Department Director:  /  425-388-6600


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.