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Parks and Recreation

Director: Brian Adams

Our office’s customer service counter will not be open to the public during normal operating hours.
If you have a need to drop something off or pick something up, please contact our office at 360-416-1350 or to coordinate a time to do so.

All Recreation programs are CANCELLED through July 31st.

Clear Lake Beach Park is closed.

All Skagit County operated campgrounds are closed for overnight stay until at least June 1.
This includes the following campgrounds: Steelhead Park, Grandy Park, and Sauk Park. Day use is allowed at these parks under the social distancing protocols.

The Grandy Lake Park gate will remain closed until at least June 1.  Although we had opened the gate for day-use, we continued to experience a number of people who were attempting to use the park for overnight stays.  Shore fishing will remain open as per WDFW guidelines.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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In response to hazardous conditions created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please folow these guidelines:

  • Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence and as you pass, and step aside to let others pass.  You are temporarily allowed to step off trail for your own safety. The seasonal foam flower will recover—we value your health first and foremost! 
  • Observe minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Do not use playgrounds or other frequently touched surfaces.
  • Go by yourself or with those you live with and consider using a face covering.
  • Help staff keep the spaces clean and safe, dispose of trash in receptacles.

In the Spotlight:

2020 Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Plan

Northern State Recreation Area:  Paths of the Past and Trails for the Future
The Skagit County Parks and Recreation Department and the Port of Skagit County are partnering with the Skagit Trail Builders in reestablishing the trails that were once active pathways used by the patients making their way from the old Northern State Hospital to the highly productive farm. [more]

Tursi Trail Guide

Take a stormwatching hike in a hidden-gem park on Fidalgo Island
(The Seattle Times)

Youth Camps and Upcoming Activities

All Recreation programs are CANCELLED through July 31st

Tiger Girls Basketball Camp (1st-8th Grades)
June 22nd-25th - CANCELLED

Girls Fastpitch & Pitchers Camp (Ages 6-13)
July 13th-16th - CANCELLED

Winter Recreation Guide

Sports Leagues and Tournaments
Safety and Other Information
Meetings, News, and Plans

2020 Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Plan
Message from the Director
Northern State Recreation Area Revised Master Plan
Open Space Survey
Parks Advisory Board Minutes


Parks and Recreation
Director: Brian Adams
Department Administration Office
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1730 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 416-1350

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