COVID-19 Parks Response

UPDATED 9/16/21 4:45 pm

Snohomish County buildings are now open to the public as of July 6, 2021. When visiting county facilities, visitors and staff are required to follow Washington State and Snohomish Health District guidelines, including wearing masks inside any buildings.

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The health and safety of our community is our top concern, and we are doing our part to help contain the spread of this COVID-19. We are making daily assessments based on Public Health’s guidance, and we will do our best to communicate any changes in our operations as quickly as possible. In accordance with guidance from Snohomish County Public Health and the Washington Department of Health regarding COVID-19, these steps are being taken to better enforce social distancing and ensure all appropriate steps are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism "Healthy Washington” Plan Recreation Guidelines

What the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is doing to keep you and your family safe during COVID-19:

  • Highly recommend camping reservations so you can enjoy a contactless camping experience. Reserve, prepay, arrive and enjoy worry-free.
  • For on-site amenities such as firewood, extra vehicles and dump site fees, we prefer a contactless credit card pay process to keep you and our rangers safe. You can now purchase firewood and an extra vehicle at our pay kiosks!
  • Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is following guidance from Snohomish County leaders, the Snohomish County Health District, the Washington Safe Start Reopening Plan, the “Stay Safe – Stay Healthy” Proclamation, and the CDC to help protect our residents, visitors and park users from the spread of COVID-19.
  • Questions or comments? Email: Call: 425-388-6600



(see specific park details below)

  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Masks are required indoors and highly recommended in crowded outdoor spaces. 


  • County buildings
  • All parks, trails and campgrounds
  • Restrooms at most parks (no restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln Trailhead or Riverscene)


  • McCollum Park Pool – closed until further notice
  • No restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln trailhead or Riverscene
  • More information about parks: or 425-388-6600
  • For reservations: or 425-388-6600

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