Did you know that Snohomish County is home to more than 110 parks? That’s a lot of parks! In total, they cover over 12,000 acres of land within the community, offering a variety of family-favorite amenities and activities. With so many to explore and enjoy, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get outside to play and have outdoor adventures at these fun-filled parks in Snohomish County.
620 128th Street SE, Everett
You can enjoy everything about the great outdoors within the 78 acres of McCollum Park. The family-oriented park holds a rich combination of natural habitats and supports a wide variety of both active and passive recreation opportunities. Here you’ll find sports fields, a BMX bike track, a one-mile loop track for walking or jogging known as the North Creek Trail, a picnic shelter with tables, and 1.5 miles of forest nature trails to enjoy. Kiddos visiting the park will be delighted by the on-site playground. Nature lovers should bring their binoculars as there are plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching in the area.
Wenberg County Park
15430 E Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood
Located on the eastern shores of Lake Goodwin, the award-winning park, Wenberg County Park, offers splendid opportunities for picnicking, sunbathing, boating, and even camping. Within the park’s 45 acres, you’ll discover a 70-site campground with campsites situated within three campground loops designed for specific camping needs. Loop 1 is best suited for RV camping as it offers full utilities in most of its sites. Loop 2 provides a mix of partial and non-utility sites and is closed to the public during winter for camping. Finally, Loop 3 offers mostly non-utility sites and is best suited for tent camping for those looking to immerse themselves in the wild.
As you continue to explore the park, you’ll also find three picnic shelters, an enclosed swim beach with a rinse shower, and 1,140 feet of freshwater shoreline along with a two-lane concrete boat launch so that you can bring those water toys with you. Don’t forget to bring your tacklebox too if you like fishing, as the park is a great local fishing hole.
Flowing Lake Park
17900 48th Street SE, Snohomish
Flowing Lake Park, also known as Leckie’s Beach, is an immensely popular Snohomish community park with various recreational activities. The park dates back to 1925 when the Leckie Family operated Leckie’s resort on the property all the way up until 1960. Eventually, in 1968 Snohomish County purchased the land and development of the park itself began in the 1970s.
In addition, the park is one of seven in the Snohomish County Parks campground system. The park’s four cozy cabins are open year-round, and the other 48 spacious campsites are available from March through November. Guests to the park can also take advantage of the amphitheater, boat launch, picnic tables, and playground for the kids. With everything you need for a fun day at the park, it’s no wonder Flowing Lake Park is so popular.
9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds
The 48 acres of Yost Park contain one of the few large areas of native forest remaining in Edmonds. Centered on the deep ravine of Shell Creek, the park’s mixed stands of Western red cedar, red alder, big-leaf maple, and western hemlock trees offer a glimpse into our region’s past as you enjoy the heights they’ve grown to in the present. Several trails are marked within the 48-acre park that are surprisingly intricate, so maps are highly recommended. The park is a favorite with those with a green thumb as it is home to several species of wildflowers, such as buttercups, youth-on-age, avens, fringe cups, and bleeding hearts. Be sure to pack a picnic and settle in for a cozy spot among the meadows to enjoy lunch or take advantage of Yost Park’s picnic shelters and nearby playground.
18927 72nd Avenue W, Lynnwood
As Lynnwood’s largest park, it is no surprise that Lynndale Park has a lot going on within its 40 acres. Besides having the usual natural trails, pathways, picnic shelter, and playground area like other parks, Lynndale is also home to baseball and basketball courts, concessions, an off-leash area for pets, a skate park, softball and soccer fields, swings, and a tennis court. The park even has an outdoor amphitheater nestled within the forest, which features an outdoor stage and performance area. Its most popular performance series is Shakespeare in the Park, which is held yearly, along with some fantastic summer events when the weather warms each season. With so much to see and do, it’s sure to be a fun-filled day with a trip to Lynndale Park!
Jennings Memorial Park
6915 Armar Road, Marysville
As the centerpiece of Marysville’s extensive parks system, the green, rolling hillsides of Jennings Memorial Park provide a wonderful place for outdoor fun and adventure any time of year. Here, you’ll find plenty of places to picnic and play within the community park’s 30 acres of forest, wetlands, and meandering trails, perfect for a lovely stroll among the flowers and greenery. Furthermore, bikers can enjoy the park’s winding bike path when they feel like riding in the sunshine. This park also hosts numerous year-round events for the community to enjoy, including the annual Summer Concert Series, Popcorn in the Park Movies Series, Kiwanis Fishing Derby at the park’s Kiwanis Pond, and the Easter Egg Hunt. Extra fun at the park can also be found at the park’s various amenities, including a ball field, barbecue shelter, basketball half-court, pickleball courts, and the beautiful Lions Centennial Pavilion. Children visiting the park will definitely want to stop by the Jennings Dinosaur Park and Jennings Park Barn and Plaza for some fun-filled playtime.