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Our Favorite Snohomish Parks

Parks offer the community a much-needed reprieve from the constant buzz of densely populated urban areas. They’re the ideal place to gather, play, and relax into a more natural state of mind.

Fortunately, the State of Washington is filled with countless beautiful parks. As a Snohomish real estate brokerage, we thought we’d share a few magnificent parks that are a stone’s throw away from our office!

Here’s a few of our favorite Snohomish parks that are perfect for any interest or occasion.


1.   Willis D. Tucker Community Park

First up on the list is a beautiful park just up the hill headed toward Bothell. Willis D. Tucker Community Park is a sprawling, well-maintained landscape packed with features.

Originally named after the first County Executive in Snohomish County, the park is home to the Park Division’s main administrative offices.

Within its 84 acres, you’ll find lots of room to roam, an off-leash dog area, an amphitheater, volleyball courts, and much more.

The park itself is tucked away in the residential areas of Silver Firs and Snohomish Cascade, making it a tranquil getaway without going too far.

You can learn more about the park by clicking here. And here is the address for easy navigation! 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296.


2.   Lord Hill Regional Park

Lord Hill Regional Park’s history began when Mitchell Lord purchased 80 acres on the hill back in 1879. He raised horses, cows, sheep, and hogs. The property was ultimately secured by the Parks Department through reconveyance, helping to shape it into the park that so many enjoy today.

The park is a lush evergreen forest spanning 1,463 acres just adjacent to the Snohomish River. Within its landscape are countless trails for hiking, horseback riding, and adventures galore.

Lord Hill is known as an ideal Snohomish park for equestrian activity with ample space for up to 25 horse trailers. Whether you’re looking for a ride or a hike, Lord Hill is a must-visit destination.

Learn more about Lord Hill Regional Park here and grab the address for your navigation! 12921 150th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290.


3.   Centennial Trail

While not technically a Snohomish park in the literal sense of the word, Centennial Trail is a mainstay pipeline that begins in Snohomish and runs all the way up to the Skagit County line.

Exceptionally popular as a biking, hiking, and equestrian trail, its 30 miles are paved for all levels of accessibility. For riders in the community, there is a soft surface equestrian path that runs alongside the paved trail.

Centennial Trail is a perfect place to begin your next adventure, with over 12 trailheads along its 30 miles to choose from.

Centennial Trail is tried and true and a must visit Snohomish park. Learn more about it here.


Parks Where you Can Use your Discover Pass in Snohomish County

Taking a moment to zoom further out than just Snohomish, there are loads of parks that are open for you to visit if you’re equipped with a Discover Pass.

A Discover Pass is your ticket to Washington’s great outdoors. For $30 a year, you can enjoy all that the parks across the entire state have to offer.

Here is a list of several Discover Pass-ready state parks in Snohomish County (and nearby) that we recommend you take the time to visit, hike, and explore.

Make sure you take time to check out Mount Pilchuk and Wallace Falls especially.


Plan Your Next Adventure

Exploration on trails isn’t the only adventure you can have in Snohomish! There’s much more to explore and experience, with surprises around every corner. If you’re looking to learn more about life in Snohomish County and beyond, let us be your guides.

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