North Cove Park

North Cove Park is a four-acre waterfront park at the northeast end of the lake, next to City Hall, offering easy access to downtown Lake Stevens. 

North Cove Park is home to the Lake Stevens War Veterans Memorial and The Mill on Lake Stevens and the setting for annual community events including the Lake Stevens' Farmers' Market and Aquafest

North Cove Park began redevelopment in 2019 after an extensive planning effort.  The Mill on Lake Stevens, great lawn, pier, War Memorial, and beach were completed in 2020. 

The picnic shelter, observation deck, and playground were completed in 2021. The City consulted with Sherwood Community Services to create a fully inclusive playground with synthetic surfacing, wheelchair accessibility, and sensory features to allow all abilities to enjoy this space. 

The next phase of North Cove is currently under construction and will add additional park plaza space adjacent to a festival street named the Mill Spur.  The festival street will add parking and a flexible space for events.

Park Features: 

  • Boardwalk
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Observation Deck
  • Playground 
  • Spray Pad 
  • Fishing Pier 
  • Picnic Tables 
  • Public Restrooms
  • Public Dock 
  • Parking
  • Swimming Area

Location: 1812 Main Street (Behind City Hall) 

Hours: 7:00 a.m. until dusk

North Cove Park Picnic Shelter and Observation Deck Reservation Information

Lake Stevens now offers facility reservations online! Click the "Rent a Facility" text below to see what is available.

Rent a Facility

All shelters have $60 half-day rentals available during peak season April 1 - September 30.

North Cove ParkGroup SizeRate
Shelter Pricing1-69$100
Observation deck


 The Mill Outdoor Plaza  $100

Rules For Use Of The Shelter Facilities

  1. Reservations may cancel more than 14 days in advance, with a $25 cancellation fee. Reservation date modifications can be made more than 14 days from the reservation date with a $10 fee. Changes/rescheduling requests must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the arrival date. Changes depend upon the availability of shelters.
  2. Permittee shall comply with City of Lake Stevens Park rules and regulations. If at any time any or all members of the group behave or conflict with any laws or park codes they will be asked to leave. Intoxicating liquor is strictly prohibited. RCW 66.44.100
  3. All trash will be placed in the receptacles provided adjacent to the shelter. No nails, staples, or tacks will be used in shelter or table wood. No water balloons, straw bales, egg tosses, or any other litter-producing games.
  4. Fires will be built-in barbecue grills only. No gathering of firewood from park grounds is permitted. No personal charcoal grills allowed. No cooking devices are allowed on tabletops. Special cooking units for the purpose of barbecuing or if a caterer is being used for large groups,  please contact City Hall (425) 622-9400 for authorization prior to reservation.
  5. Entertainment equipment such as inflatable play structures, dunk tanks, and sound systems are not allowed. Easter egg hunts or similar activities must have prior authorization from the City of Lake Stevens.
  6. Permitee shall maintain control of the group. The area shall be kept clean at all times and upon termination shall be left in a condition as found before the event.
  7. Reservations are for shelter use only. No reservations for parking or additional picnic tables. Permittee may bring additional camp tables or card tables if they wish.
  8. If your event is not by invitation only and will be open to the public or is advertised, then liability insurance will be required.    
  9. Reservations will not be accepted more than one year in advance.
  10. Click here to read the Inclement Weather Policy.

Contact Us

  1. City Hall

    City Hall
    1812 Main Street (physical)
    P.O. Box 257 (mailing)
    Lake Stevens, WA 98258

    Ph: 425-622-9400

For All Other Inquiries

  1. Parks and Recreation Department

    City Hall
    1812 Main Street (physical)
    P.O. Box 257 (mailing)
    Lake Stevens, WA 98258

    Work: 425-622-9400