COVID-19 Parks Response

UPDATED 09/30/2020, 3:40 pm

Current Phase for Snohomish County: Phase 2



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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.

The following Snohomish County Park facilities restrictions are in effect:

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Facilities:



Snohomish County is in Phase 2 until further notice (for a detailed PDF of details by park/campground, click here).

  • Parks: Parks, trails, trailheads, parking lots and off-leash dog areas (OLDA) are open. Willis Tucker Administrative offices remain closed to the public. Amenities at opened parks may be limited (see below) and social distancing requirements remain in effect at all times. When parks reach capacity, vehicle and pedestrian traffic may be turned away.
  • Boat Launches: Boat launches at Kayak Point, Wenberg, Wyatt and Flowing Lake are open. Annual Passes, valid in March and April, will be extended up to 2 months. Pass sales through the Call Center or
  • online only.

  • Restrooms: Open at Kayak Point, Wenberg and Flowing Lake (River Meadows yurt restrooms are also open). There are portable restrooms at most parks (no restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln trailhead or Riverscene).
  • Showers:  With exception to River Meadows Yurt Village, showers at all parks are closed
  • Playgrounds:  Playgrounds/playground structures are not closed, but are use-at-your-own-risk as they are not sanitized. Please sanitize hands before/after use, do not use if you are sick and maintain social distancing. The spray pad at Willis Tucker Park remains 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:
    • Small shelters are open at most parks by reservations. Must be a group of no more than 5 people outside of your household.
    • Please arrive early! Parking lots at most parks can be busy and we cannot guarantee parking if you have a reservation.
    • The large shelters at Kayak Point and Wenberg and the Flowing Lake shelters are closed until further notice.
    • Restrictions
      • Must be a group of no more than 5 people outside of your household.
      • Standard cancellation fees apply for cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions.
      • All reservations require completing an online consent form prior to arrival agreeing to, and abiding by, current phase restrictions.
  • Campgrounds:   
    • Please reserve campsites ahead of time here.
    • Water Trail camping sales through the Call Center: 425-388-6600
    • Due to cleaning requirements, future cabin and yurt reservations must be booked through the Call Center with a minimum 2-night stay.  A 24-hr gap will be required between reservations. No new Sunday check-ins for yurts at River Meadows.
    • The following parks are open for camping:
      • Kayak Point (open year round)
        • All campsites
        •  All yurts
          • Cook shelter limited to no more than 10 people
          • Cooking in yurts remains strictly forbidden
      • Wenberg (all campsites; Loop 1 is open year round)
      • Fairgrounds RV Lot 2: Self-contained units only; Max stay extended to 14 nights
      • River Meadows (campsites and yurt village) - open year round
      • Flowing Lake (open through November)
      • Squire Creek (first come, first serve - no reservations, open year round)
    • Closures:  
      • RV-2 restrooms
      • River Meadows campground restroom (sanicans only)
      • MOST 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). Standard cancellation fees apply if social distancing requirements cannot be met.
  • 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 canceled. Athletic fields are open in Phase 2 for teams/leagues that have an approved protocol. Please contact us for more details.  
  • Permitted events and rentals: All events/gatherings canceled until further notice.  
  • Pool/Swim Lessons:  McCollum Park Pool will not open Summer 2020 (June-September).  
  • Annual Pass Sales:  Annual Pass sales are available for purchase at the pay kiosks at camping parks or can be purchased online. Passes that were valid during the time of parking lot closures will be extended up to two months.
  • Spray Pad:  The spray pad at Willis Tucker Park is closed until further notice.
  • 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 here.
  • 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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