Parks, Culture & Recreation

Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation
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The Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Department’s focus is to enhance the quality of life of Marysville’s citizens by providing beautiful parks, open spaces and exceptional recreational and athletic programs. The department has a long history of providing the public with outstanding parks and services for children, families and individuals in a safe and fun environment. 

Stay tuned for our upcoming classes and events as we look forward to a "Safe Start Washington".

Notice of limited operations

While the Parks office and the Ken Baxter Community Center are currently closed to the public, we are still here to assist you at 360-363-8400 or

Registration for future programs is available online. There are also registration forms and a drop box located outside the Parks office at 6915 Armar Rd if you would like to complete a paper form. Payment can be made over the phone.

This action is taken for the safety of our residents, customers and employees to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. 

Proposed Parks, Culture and Recreation Comp Plan

The City of Marysville is considering adoption of the 2020-2025 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan (‘Parks Plan’) as a sub-element of the Marysville Comprehensive Plan. The Parks Plan is a State required document that must be updated every six years. The main priorities of the Parks Plan are to determine the community’s parks and recreation needs; assess if those needs are currently being met; and project future needs and determine a plan for any unmet needs. The Parks, Culture and Recreation Department completed research to assess the community’s needs; analyzed the feedback received from a 19 question community survey completed by 690 individuals; conducted a city-wide inventory of parks, trails and facilities open to the public was completed; and an inventory of recreation and athletics programs available to the public was also compiled. The Parks Plan contains recommendations and strategies for meeting community parks and recreational needs.  

View the plan: Proposed Parks Comprehensive Plan

Recreate at Home

Discover new ways to play at home with our Activities for Home recreational resources. While we are unable to recreate with you in person,  we continue to look for alternative ways for us to keep active, entertained and engaged.


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