COVID-19 Parks Response

UPDATE 06/10/2020, 9:54am

What we’re doing 



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. While Snohomish County is closing gates and bathrooms to county parks, the Snohomish Health District continues to encourage people to stay active while maintaining social distancing. The following Snohomish County Park facilities restrictions are in effect:
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Facilities:

 

Phase 2

  • Parks:  Most parks and trailhead parking lots are open. Cavalero (other than the OLDA) remains closed.  Flowing Lake Park day-use area parking, campsites, and boat launch will remain closed due to construction (June 19th estimated opening).  Amenities at opened parks will be limited (see below) and social distancing requirements remain in effect at all times.  Parking is limited and/or reduced.   Capacity will be enforced.
  • Boat Launches: Boat launches at Kayak Point, Wenberg, and Wyatt are open.  Due to construction, Flowing Lake will remain closed until further notice.  Annual Passes, valid in March and April, will be extended up to 2 months. Pass sales through the Call Center or online only.
  • Restrooms:  Campground restrooms will open June 5th but no showers will be available. Restrooms at RV-2 (Fairgrounds), River Meadows, and Squire Creek will remain closed.  Sanicans will remain in place for restrooms in day-use parks. 
  • Playgrounds:  Playgrounds/playground structures remain closed until further notice
  • Activity Centers:  Willis Tucker Park.  Closed. Events scheduled on or before July 31, 2020 may voluntarily cancel with a full refund.
  • Picnic Shelters: Starting June 6th
    • Small shelters are open at the following parks:
      • Kayak Point
      • Wenberg
      • River Meadows
      • Flowing Lake (when park opens) 
    • Closed shelters 
      • Large shelters at Wenberg and Kayak Point
      • All shelters at Squire Creek, large shelter at Flowing Lake
      • All shelters at day-use only parks (non campground parks) will remain closed until further notice. 
      • Willis Tucker Shelters/Volleyball Courts closed until Phase 3 
    • Restrictions
      • Parties are limited to household members plus no more than 5 people residing elsewhere.  
      • Shelter rentals scheduled between May 20th and July 7th, 2020 may voluntarily cancel with a full refund.  
      • If you wish to keep your reservations, a consent form must be signed, agreeing to, and abiding by, current phase restrictions (prior to arrival).
  • Campgrounds:   Starting June 5th 
    • Campgrounds that are open will be "cashless"
      • All firewood and extra vehicle parking sales in advance (at time of reservation).  Sorry, no refunds if not used.
      • No walk-up camping (reservations only)
      • Water Camping sales through the Call Center
      • Due to cleaning requirements, future cabin and yurt reservations must be booked through the Call Center with a minimum 2-night stay (mid-week).  A 24 hr gap will be required between reservations.  No new Sunday check-ins.
    • The following parks are open for camping by reservation only 
      • Kayak Point (campsites and Yurt 10 only)
      • Wenberg (Loops 2 & 3)
      • Fairgrounds RV Lot 2 (self-contained units only)
      • River Meadows (campsites and yurt village)
      • Flowing Lake cabins (only)
    • Closures:  
      • Squire Creek (entire park) remains closed.  
      • RV-2 restrooms
      • River Meadows campground restroom (sanicans only)
      • Flowing Lake day-use area parking lot closed
      • ALL SHOWER FACILITIES ARE CLOSED (except for River Meadows Yurt Village)
    • If you wish to keep your reservations, a consent form must be signed, agreeing to, and abiding by, current phase restrictions (prior to arrival).
  • Administration Offices:  Willis Tucker Park, Fair Park, and WSU Extension offices are closed to the public until further notice (Business by phone and online will continue).
  • Sport fields/rentals:  All scheduled practices and games cancelled.  
  • Permitted events and rentals: All events/gatherings cancelled until May 31, 2020.
  • Pool/Swim Lessons:  McCollum pool will not open Summer 2020 (June-September).  
  • Annual Pass Sales:  Annual Pass sales at the parks are suspended until further notice.  Passes can still be purchased online.  Passes that were valid during the time of parking lot closures will be extended up to two months.
  • Splash Pad:  The spray pad at Willis Tucker Park is closed.  Estimated re-opening Phase 4.
  • Evergreen State Fair Park:  Closed (with exception to RV lot 2) until further notice.  View Fair cancellation Press Release

FAQs

  • Additional information and guidelines can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 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 

What you can do