The Snohomish County Parks system is incredibly diverse and boasts almost 12,000 acres of parks and open space; over 110 park properties; 100s of miles of trails and access to fresh and saltwater shorelines. Major regional park assets such as the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Kayak Point Park, Lord Hill Park and the Centennial and Interurban Trail systems host local, regional and national events that draw over 5 million visitors each year to Snohomish County.
Parks play a critical role in building livable and sustainable communities. They contribute to the health and wellness of individual citizens and communities by providing safe places to walk, swim, ride, run, recreate and play. County parks, events, trails and open space are on the front line of regional economic development efforts. Each year the region receives more than 50 million dollars in positive economic impact through camping and overnight lodging, special events and tournaments, environmental education and tourism that take place in Snohomish County park and recreation facilities. The Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is the largest land steward in county government and our parks, trails and open space contribute to the clean water, clean air, healthy forests and great beaches that we all enjoy.