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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Anacortes Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update – April 6th

Update on April 6**Please practice STRICT social distancing to help keep our remaining facilities open to allow for exercise and recreation. Thank you.**

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID/19 UPDATE March 30, 2020

Effective March 30, 2020 - ALL PARK PLAYGROUNDS, SPORTS COURTS, PICNIC SHELTERS. AND THE DOG PARK  (New this update) ARE CLOSED.

Park trails, Athletic Fields and Beaches, where appropriate social distancing can be practiced will ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

WDFW CLOSES Fresh Water & Salt Water FISHING.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced its decision to temporarily close recreational fishing and shell fishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s order directing Washingtonians to stay home and stay h...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Washington Park Update 3/25/2020

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Washington Park is currently open to the public, including the campground and boat launch with the exception of the lower beach and group picnic shelter. It is essential that you follow social distancing guidelines while using all of our parks. . We thank...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Parks and Recreation COVID-19 update 3/25/2020

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Anacortes Parks and Recreation will be limiting some of its programs and rental facilities in accordance with the recommendations from the Skagit County Health Department. Please see the changes below:

  • All park playgrounds, sports courts and picnic shelter...
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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Anacortes Trail Options

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The Anacortes Community Forest Lands are open to the public and we invite you to visit if you haven’t had a chance. Here is a link to our free online forest maps: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/798

The Thompson Trail, the Guemes...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

NEW CITY PARK (Pickett Pocket Park)

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Pickett Pocket Park is a new city park at the 2100 block of Commercial Avenue (between Penguin Coffee & Jimmy Johns) built in honor of former City Councilmember Erica Pickett. It is nearly complete, but open for use. Please take advantage of the sunny...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

WP Campground Utility Upgrades

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The “C” Section of the Washington Park campground remains closed as the Parks Maintenance Crew, along with VECA Electric and Technologies, continue a utility upgrade project. Work is being done to improve the delivery of water and elec...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Parks COVID-19 Update

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We want the public to have access to healthy ways to recreate during these trying times, but we must also enforce the regulations set out for social distancing by the Skagit County Public Health.  Together we can do this!  Thank you for ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Anacortes Community Forest Lands trail #304

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After further site analysis, the Anacortes Community Forest Lands trail #304 closure status toward its western terminus has been changed to long term. Parks & Recreation staff are working on a course of action for this important link in the ACFL trail...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Anacortes Senior Activity Center closed indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 11

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Important notice regarding COVID-19

In coordination with Skagit County Public Health, Mayor Laurie Gere has directed that the Anacortes Senior Activity Center will be closed indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 11.

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Critical Area Ordinance & Forest Lands Plan

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People have been asking us how to comment on the update to the Critical Areas Ordinance. Please follow the attached link for a schedule to comment at upcoming City Council meetings.

With this new schedule, the Anacortes Community Forest Land plan will be d...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Thank you Anacortes High School Green Club

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Thank you to the Anacortes High School Green Club for helping us enrich the habitat of the Community Forest Lands by planting alder trees and twinberry next to the 32nd Street Swamp.  The area used to be mowed but is now an emergent wetland in ne...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Boat Launch Update for Pass Holders Past and Present

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Reminder to Boaters: the Washington Park boat launch repair project was completed last week, and the launch was opened and fully functional on Friday, January 10th

Special thank you to TransPac Marinas and Culbertson Marine for exceptional deliv...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Washington Park Boat Launch Re-Opening

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The Washington Park boat launch will open with new floats and pilings at 10 AM on Friday, January 10th. Thank you to TransPac Marinas and Culbertson Marine for the exceptional delivery of materials and services. The work of several City Public Works, Plan...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Transition Fidalgo and Friends Partnership

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Anacortes Parks and Recreation is happy to partner with Transition Fidalgo and Friends, on the forest monitoring project in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Transition Fidalgo has supplied the citizen scientists and the City has supplied resources an...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

2019 Anacortes Parks and Recreation Draft Comprehensive Plan Draft

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The Anacortes Parks and Recreation Draft Comprehensive Plan will return to City Council on November 4th for review and comment. Questions? Please contact Anacortes Parks and Recreation at 360-293-1918. Thank you.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City and Skagit Land Trust working to update conservation easement program

When the Conservation Easement Program (CEP) was created in 1999 to protect the Community Forest Lands from logging, mining or commercial development, the City worked with Skagit Land Trust and the Friends of the Forest to make it a success.   Th...

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