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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 INDOOR Recreation programs will be unavailable until Skagit County reaches the LOW LEVEL COUNTY COVID ACTIVITY (<25 cases/100K/14 days AND <5% positivity) criteria as set by the State of Washington. Skagit County is currently in the HIGH LEVEL.

Further program information will be available once the LOW LEVEL COUNTY COVID ACTIVITY criteria has been met.

NOTICE: (Posted 6/23/2020)
All Skagit County managed campgrounds are open for conditional overnight use. Through June, overnight camping is limited for Recreational Vehicles (RV’s) with self-contained restroom, sinks, and shower facilities.  The restrooms will open July 1 at which time our campgrounds will open to all recreational vehicles and tents.  Camping Cabins will be available on July 1 as well.  The adirondacks will not open until phase 3.    

Clear Lake Beach Park is closed until Phase 3

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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]

Video: Padilla Bay Shore trail walk

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

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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