COVID-19 Parks Response

UPDATED 11/19/20 8:49 am


Current Phase for Snohomish County: "Stay Safe - Stay Healthy" Restrictions until Dec. 14, 2020


On November 15, 2020, Governor Inslee announced the “Stay Safe – Stay Healthy” Proclamation 20-25.8. Please review our updated guidelines as they apply to Snohomish County Parks. The proclamation is in place until December 14, 2020. Please recreate responsibly. Help keep our parks open and reduce crowding, maintain social distancing, wear a mask, pack it in/pack it out and stay safe out there!


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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. The Snohomish Health District continues to encourage people to stay active while maintaining social distancing.

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Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism "Stay Safe – Stay Healthy” Proclamation Recreation Guidelines


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

  • Requiring 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!
  • We are keeping communal and high-contact surfaces closed (showers) until further notice.
  • Limiting outdoor gatherings as per Stay Safe – Stay Healthy guidelines to no more than 5 people outside your household (indoor gatherings of people outside your household are prohibited).
  • Staff will wear cloth facial coverings for your safety.
  • 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. The remaining restrictions/closures are in place in order to limit gatherings, allow for proper social distancing, promote sanitation and keep the community safe.
  • Questions or comments? Email: Contact.parks@snoco.org Call: 425-388-6600

CAMPGROUND AND PARK DETAILS

ALL PARKS AND TRAILHEADS

(see specific park details below)

  • Social distancing of 6 feet required at all times.
  • Please wear a mask when you can’t keep 6 ft. from people outside your household.
  • Reservation groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household.

WHAT IS OPEN?

  • Parks for day-use
  • Portable restrooms at most parks (no restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln Trailhead or Riverscene)
  • Off-leash dog areas
  • Camping:  Walk-up and reservations for camping accepted. Reservations required for yurts and cabins only. Walk-up campsites can be paid at kiosk for first night and additional nights can be paid via Call Center – 425-388-6600 (see details per campground for exceptions).
  • Cabins are open year-round at Flowing Lake Campground.
  • Athletic Fields are open in Phase 2 and the “Stay Safe – Stay Healthy” Proclamation for teams/leagues that have an approved protocol. Please contact us for more details. (Here is the text from the proclamation for Youth and Adult Sporting Activities: Indoor activities and all contests and games are prohibited. Outdoor activities shall be limited to intra-team practices only, with facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times.
  • We do not sanitize playgrounds and do not recommend using them
  • Picnic shelters are available for use on a first-come basis. Groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations are closed through 12/31/20.

WHAT IS CLOSED?

  • McCollum Park Pool – closed until further notice
  • Willis Tucker Park spray pad – closed until further notice
  • Kite shelters closed until further notice
  • Most drinking fountains/showers closed (shower at River Meadows Yurt Village is open for yurt renters)
  • Events/gatherings have been canceled until further notice
  • Permanent restrooms are winterized and closed October to April. There are portable restrooms at most parks (no restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln trailhead or Riverscene)
  • Tambark Sports Field is closed to drop-in use (reservations only)
  • More information about parks: www.snocoparks.org or 425-388-6600
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

KAYAK POINT PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open by reservation or walk-up (restrooms open to campers and cleaned frequently; showers closed). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Open year-round.
  • Yurts: Open for reservations through the call center (425) 388-6600 (no drop-ins, all sales are pre-paid or credit card only – restrooms open to yurt renters, showers closed). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations must be made 2 days in advance and require a minimum 2-night stay.
  • Day-use park area/beach/boat launch: Open for day-use; permanent restroom open; social distancing required.
  • Kayak Kottage: Closed – there is a long-term renter until further notice.
  • Picnic shelters: are available for use on a first-come basis. Groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations are closed through 12/31/20.
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

WENBERG PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open by reservation or walk-up for self-contained units only (restrooms winterized and closed; showers closed). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Open year-round.
  • Day-use park area/beach/boat launch: Open for day-use, permanent restroom winterized and closed, social distancing required.
  • Picnic shelters: are available for use on a first-come basis. Groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations are closed through 12/31/20.
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

FLOWING LAKE PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Cabins open by reservation via Call Center – 425-388-6600 and require a minimum 2-night stay (restrooms open to cabin users and cleaned frequently; showers closed). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Non-cabin campsites close for the season December 1.
  • Day-use park area/beach/boat launch: Open for day-use, permanent restroom winterized and closed, social distancing required.
  • Picnic shelters:  are available for use on a first-come basis. Groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations are closed through 12/31/20.
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

RIVER MEADOWS PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open by reservation (permanent restrooms/showers winterized and closed; portable restroom available). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Open year-round.
  • Yurts: Open for reservations through the call center (425) 388-6600 (no drop-ins, all sales are pre-paid or credit card only – restrooms/showers open to yurt renters and cleaned frequently). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations must be made 2 days in advance and require a minimum 2-night stay.
  • Day-use park area: Open for day-use, permanent restroom winterized and closed, social distancing required.
  • Picnic shelters:  are available for use on a first-come basis. Groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations are closed through 12/31/20.
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

EVERGREEN STATE FAIR PARK

  • RV2 Campground: Open by reservation or drop-in (paid via Call Center) for self-contained camping only (RV/campers) (no drop-ins, all sales are pre-paid or credit card only; permanent restroom winterized and closed; showers closed; dump station open). Parties are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. STARTING NOVEMBER 20, 2020: Campers must have their own water containment and use dump station – there are no water hook-ups (there is a water fill-up). Maximum stay 14 nights.
  • Speedway/Quarter Midget: Closed for the season.
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

SQUIRE CREEK CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open for walk-up camping only (no reservations). Permanent restrooms winterized and closed (portable restrooms available). No water or power.
  • Picnic Shelters: Picnic shelters are available for use on a first-come basis. Groups are limited to no more than 5 people outside your household. Reservations are closed through 12/31/20.

OTHER FACILITIES

  • High Trek Adventures Ropes Course & Ziplines at Paine Field has reopened within Phase 1 guidelines.
  • Kayak Point Disc Golf Course has reopened within Phase 1 guidelines.

FAQs

  • For information on refunds, please contact our Call Center (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm) at 425-388-6600. For additional Parks contact information, click HERE 

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