July 14, 2024 1:36 pm

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YOUR MONEY: The $1.3 million boondoggle South Mukilteo Park

South Mukilteo Park

MUKILTEO—Mukilteo City Council on Monday, July 1, approved $1.3 million to “renovate” an existing park in Harbour Pointe, using $800,000 of your tax dollars on a “South Mukilteo Park” project that is now $550,000 over budget; yet is asking Mukilteans to cough up $180 per home or $1.5 million per year for an EMS Levy […]

Kayak Point Regional Park to open on June 14

Kayak Point

STANWOOD—Snohomish County Parks is reopening the day-use area of Kayak Point Regional Park two weeks earlier than originally planned. The park will re-open on June 14, 2024, after being closed for construction since July 5, 2023. The pier (usually used for fishing and crabbing) will remain closed the entire summer, due to in-water construction for […]

Public invited to open houses for several new park projects

park projects

EVERETT—Snohomish County Parks & Recreation is developing concept plans for future projects at Martha Lake Airport Park, Martha Lake Park and Flowing Lake Park; and will hold an open house for all three projects to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Chinook Room at the Northwest Stream Center located at 600 […]

Play your part! Help shape the future inclusive playground of Jennings Park

Jennings Park

The City of Marysville is committed to providing welcoming parks and playgrounds that everyone in the community can enjoy and wants to hear from you! Learn about inclusive playgrounds and share your ideas for the future inclusive playground of Jennings Park at a community meeting on Thursday, February 29. Event details “The success of this […]

Whitehorse Campground with equestrian campsites now open

Whitehorse Campground

DARRINGTON, Wash., July 13, 2023 – The Whitehorse Campground near Darrington is officially open after completing Phases 1 and 2 of construction. This is Snohomish County’s first campground with equestrian campsites. Phase 2 added 12 non-utility campsites, an ADA-shower-equipped restroom building, and native plantings around the campground. Reservations are now open. The campground is located […]

Meadowdale Beach Park & Estuary Restoration Project wins awards

Meadowdale Beach Park

EDMONDS, Wash., June 7, 2023 – The Meadowdale Beach Park & Estuary Restoration Project was recently awarded both the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA)’s “Innovation in Conservation Award” and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)’s “Vision 2050 Award” for the extensive restoration project. This project is regionally significant for its role in salmon recovery and […]

Lynnwood Times’ 2023 Campsite Guide for Snohomies


With summer months and warmer weather in sight, the time at last has come to withdraw from our glum Winter and rainy Spring hibernation to experience our state’s greatest gem: its nature! Last year, around this time, the Lynnwood Times compiled a list of great hiking locations but this year we’re focusing on all things […]

Pilchuck Park closed Spring and Summer 2023 for construction

Pilchuck Park

Snohomish, Wash., January 24, 2023—Pilchuck Park, located at 169 Cypress Ave in Snohomish, will be closed through the summer of 2023 for construction and maintenance. All baseball fields, sports courts, and the access road will be closed during this time. The Pilchuck Park access road will be relocated away from the Pilchuck River due to […]

Two Vacancies on the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board

parks advisory board

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, August 4, 2022—Do you love parks, trails, open spaces and great places to recreate? Are you passionate about recreation or interested in how parks, trails and other recreation facilities are planned, designed, built and operated? Then this may be a great opportunity for you! There are currently two vacancies on the Snohomish County […]

Park tour of Lynnwood: How safe is your park?

lynnwood park

LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 12, 2022 – After two recent incidences at Lynnwood Parks, including the murder of a 70-year-old man and a woman assaulted by a pellet gun, Lynnwood Times Reporter Kienan Briscoe and Publisher Mario Lotmore conducted a tour of eight of Lynnwood’s most popular parks to evaluate their cleanliness, upkeep, evidence of drug […]

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