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Events & activities
Summer Camps & Classes

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Camps & class descriptions at


Campsite & shelter reservations:


Special Needs Recreation:

Click here for schedule.


Fun campfire recipes at


Evergreen State Fairgrounds:


Gardening information:


FREE IMAX movies/workshops:  


Auto Races:

Yurt host needed at
River Meadows County Park
River Meadows County Park is located at 20416 Jordan Rd
Arlington, WA 98223.
Please call 360-435-3441 or 425-508-1875

Camp Host needed at Squire Creek Park 
Contact Jerry.smith
Tambark Creek Park   
The general contractor has recently applied a slippery resistant painted surface on the five (5) wooden boardwalks.
Tambark Creek Park is located at 17217 35th Ave. SE, Bothell WA 98012.
at Willis Tucker Park
*July 10 Frozen, 9:36 p.m.
*July 17 Saving Mr. Banks,
  9:30 p.m.
*July 24 Captain America, 
 The First Avenger, 9:23 p.m.
*July 31 The Lego Movie, 
 9:14 p.m.
*Aug. 7 Cloudy with a Chance
 of Meatballs 2, 9:03 p.m.
*Aug. 14 Despicable Me 2,
 8:52 p.m.

Willis Tucker Community Park is located at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish 98296
Click here for more information. 
FREE Movies at the 
NW Stream Center

First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
The Way of Trout,  
June 25, 7 p.m.
Find more information at
The NW Stream Center is located in McCollum Park at 600 128th St. SE, Everett, WA 98036.  
Snohomish County explores buying Oso mudslide properties, The Herald, 06/18/4  

 McCollum Pool Program 

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


Online registration for swim lessons at McCollum Pool:


McCollum Park Pool Handbook - Click here to download.


McCollum Park Frogs Swim Team

The Craze Summer Swim League provides a safe, recreational and competitive experience for area swimmers ages 7-18. Participating teams include the cities of Kirkland, Edmonds, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Everett. Practices are on Monday-Thursday with meets on Fridays or Saturdays. The 2014 season officially begins the week of June 23.  

If you have any questions regarding the 2014 McCollum Pool program, please call 425-388-6604
or send Tony Trofimczuk, Recreation Supervisor, an e-mail at

NEW Rural County Water Safety Outreach Program
Water safety swim lessons are offered at several county parks this summer in an effort to reduce the number of accidental drowning deaths in Snohomish County. Classes are offered at Lake Roesiger, Flowing Lake, Wenberg, Twin Lakes, Martha Lake and Wyatt Parks.

If you have questions regarding the 2014 swim program, please call 425-388-6604 or send an e-mail to


Summer camps and classes


Nature Camp

Lego Camp
Specialized Rec Programs
Art Camps
Rural County Water Safety Outreach Prog.
Martial Arts
Kidz Love Soccer


Register at and click on Online Enrollment

Walk-in registration at Willis Tucker Park 

Eagle Scout candidate Jeremy Butz completes project at Hole in the Sky County Park 

Jeremy blazed a walking trail by hauling in gravel with a wheel barrow, and built and installed two trail trellises and two interpretative signs. 


Farmers' Market Produce   
Every Friday, 3-7 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 13.
Park ranger Tom Cowper retires   
Park ranger Tom Cowper retired May 31 with 25 years of service in the Parks & Recreation Dept. Tom came on board as our first off-road vehicle (ORV) coordinator and trainer, providing training for safe off-road vehicle operation and teaching rules and regulations of operating these vehicles on public lands.

Tom developed and presented several puppet show programs on O.R.V. safety, pollution, and wetland, stream and lake purity. He created puppet characters such as "Reckless Ricky", and "Fido the Fecal Dog". Tom loved the parks so much that he even lived at Flowing Lake County Park for several years as a ranger-caretaker.

Nature interpretation has always been Tom's passion. As a trained raptor keeper, Tom took a variety of birds of prey into school classrooms as well as the parks, allowing children to have an up-close and personal learning experience with these majestic animals. He even used boa constrictor snakes as part of his educational programs when talking about safety.

Ranger Tom was well loved and respected by park visitors and the local community and was usually addressed as "Ranger Tom". The public, visitors and staff will greatly miss his smile and friendly and helpful attitude of putting the customer first.Thanks, Ranger Tom, for your dedication and commitment to the community, our county parks department and to our ranger team.
N Creek Boardwalk
North Creek Boardwalk Vegetation Management  
Park Rangers, with the assistance of the county jail crew, have cut down the long grasses along the floating boardwalk to keep the walkway open. 

Purchase fair-time tickets online 
Tickets for the grandstand concerts, fair gate admission and carnival ride wristbands are available for purchase online now at The Evergreen State Fair runs Aug. 21 through Sept. 1.  


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.