Parks & Recreation

Vision Statement:

The City of Lake Stevens provides high-quality, well-maintained, safe, and sustainable parks, trails, open spaces, and water access inclusive to all.   We support equitable recreational opportunities, varied park amenities, and access to public art to enhance the quality of life, the physical and mental well-being of our residents and visitors that promote cultural connections. We promote diverse, innovative programs, events, and festivals that enrich, educate and enliven our community. We support the economic vitality of lake stevens as a regional destination. 

Mission Statement:

The Parks Division's mission is to:

  • Advise the City of Lake Stevens on priorities for the acquisition, development, and maintenance of parks and open spaces considering community preferences, inclusivity, adopted levels of service, financial capability, and regional strategies. 
  • Provide recommendations on municipal codes, policies, and methods that emphasize conservation, equity, and economic development in parks and recreation matters. 
  • Support events and festivals that promote responsible recreation, inclusive cultural connections, foster partnerships, community pride, and attract visitors.

Lake Stevens offers a variety of wonderful parks and facilities to enjoy, with more being planned. There are nearly 195 acres of parks, trails, and open space within or adjacent to the city available to Lake Stevens residents and visitors.

The Current Park Plan lists all the proposed ideas to date which will provide numerous more options for you and your family to enjoy the incredible environment Lake Stevens has to offer. 

Parks Inventory

City Parks & Recreation Facilities County Parks & Recreation Facilities

Other Recreational Opportunities
  • Lake Stevens Rowing Club (LSRC)
  • Lake Stevens Junior Athletic Association
  • North Cascades Crew (Rowing Club)
  • Sno-Isle Library
  • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Reserve a Facility

    City facilities are available for rent under the City's COVID-19 rental policy. If you are interested, please visit the City Facilities page to view the available facilities and below for a park/facility use permit application.

    To keep your parks beautiful and open regularly, we all need to work together. The Public Works staff maintains the parks, but as users of the park, we play a big role, too. Title 10 of the Lake Stevens Municipal Code contains the city’s regulations for parks and recreation facilities including parks, trails, open spaces, and water bodies.

    Parks Maintenance and Operation Plan

    There are two basic types of parks within the City: Community and Local. Community parks are those parks that are considered to be designations for the City residents and surrounding area. Local parks are those that are typically located within a specific development and service the surrounding residential area.

    Community Parks and Local Parks are maintained at defined levels of service with Community receiving a more manicured treatment with Local receiving a lower level of service. The City follows a guideline in providing maintenance and repairs based on the
    Park Facility Maintenance and Repairs Management Plan.

    Contact Us

    1. For Park Shelter Reservations, contact City Hall

      City Hall

      1812 Main St. (physical)

      P.O. Box 257 (mailing)

      Lake Stevens, WA  98258

      Ph: 425-622-9400

    2. Jill Meis

      Parks Planning & Development Coordinator

      1812 Main St. (physical)

      P.O. Box 257 (mailing)

      Lake Stevens, WA  98258

      Work: 425-622-9431

      Fax:   425-334-0835