Everett Parks Have An Invitation And A Word Of Caution

February 9, 2019

Everett

Forest Park

Photo courtesy Everett Parks Department – Ranger Green

Forest Park

Photo courtesy Everett Parks Department – Ranger Green

Instead of sledding in the street, the folks over at Everett Parks and Recreation are reminding folks that there are some good hills within the city’s park system to have a go.

Here are some friendly snow safety reminders – and info about our parks and golf courses:

This weekend is a rare chance to enjoy sledding in Everett – but please, do it safely! Use caution when sledding, be considerate of others and do not get in the way of other sledders. Sledding down hilly City streets can be tempting, but it’s extremely hazardous. Sledding should be confined to areas well away from vehicle traffic.

While our golf courses are not open for snow play, many City of Everett parks are open dawn to dusk for snowy fun. Please use extreme caution on roads, parking lots, walkways and docks – as many are icy and slippery.

For your safety, and the safety of others, stay off of Silver Lake and other bodies of water – and please keep your pets off, too! Our Everett Fire and Everett Parks teams warn that while parts of lakes and waterways may appear to be frozen, the ice is not thick enough to be accessed and the water is very cold.

If you’re using City parks for snow-related activities, please be safe, and make sure kids are supervised by a responsible adult. We want to remind park-goers that the risk of injury is present with these weather conditions and users assume full responsibility for determining whether it is safe to play.

A few other notes:

Don’t hang out under trees with heavy snow weighing down the branches. Take a look at your surroundings before you start your outdoor adventure.

Parks and Community Services closures: The Forest Park Swim Center, Carl Gipson Senior Center, Kasch Park, and Legion Memorial and Walter Hall golf courses will remain closed to community access though the weekend. All other parks will remain open, but for the safety of community members and staff, restrooms will be closed.

All Saturday and Sunday Parks programs, events and classes, are cancelled (with the exception of Euan’s hike). Contact the Parks inclement weather hotline at 425-257-8399 to determine if a program is cancelled or facility is closed.

The Everett Animal Shelter will close at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Please call ahead this weekend if you are unsure whether a City facility is open.



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