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Director: Brian Adams
In the Spotlight:

Northern State Winter Run/Walk
Saturday, February 10th

25625 Helmick Road Sedro-Woolley

NSRA Veterans Plaza Name Placards can be ordered online here.
or pick up an application at the Parks and Recreation office. *Please allow for 6 to 8 weeks for installation of your order.


Looking for a Camp Host at beautiful Howard Miller Steelhead Park at the gateway the entrance Cascade National Park

heronSkagit County Parks and Recreation is looking for camp hosts!  Our park is on the wild and scenic Skagit River at the gateway to Cascade National Park.

As a host, you will have an opportunity to greet campers, answer questions, and perform light maintenance duties. This may include litter pick-up, opening restrooms, and mowing lawns. Hosts may assist with other projects based on park needs and the skills and interest of the host.  Hosts will work five days per week and be paid for 10 hours of work each week. 

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
Tiger Girls Basketball Camp – June 19th-21st (PDF | ONLINE)
Tiger Boys Basketball Camp – June 19th-21st (PDF | ONLINE)

Boys Baseball Camps – July 9th-11th (PDF | ONLINE)
Girls Fastpitch Camps – July 9th-11th (PDF | ONLINE)

Bulldog Girls Basketball Camp – July 9th-11th (PDF | ONLINE)

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

Parks Advisory Board Meeting May 16th | Agenda

2022 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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