Parks and Recreation
Lynnwood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts - creating a healthy community through people, parks, programs and partnerships.
We are part of Lynnwood’s daily life and we shape the character of the community by:
- Providing stewardship of our resources
- Providing recreation opportunities for all ages
- Contributing to the City’s economic vitality
- Promoting health and wellness
- Fostering social connections
- Embracing innovation
- Supporting staff professional development and excellence
- Engaging and responding to the changing needs of our community
- Creating a connected community
- Providing premier customer service
- Leaving a legacy for future generations
The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department provides a comprehensive system of facilities and programs to meet the parks and recreation needs of the community. The Department plans and develops parks and recreation facilities, operates and maintains parks and facilities, and provides a wide variety of affordable recreation activities and programs for all age groups.
What are YOUR Park & Recreation needs?
Lynnwood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts is beginning an update of the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Comprehensive Plan. This long range planning document works together with the City of Lynnwood Comprehensive Plan and the Capital Facilities Plan to provide goals and create an action plan for providing park and recreation services through 2025. Learn more about the comp plan.
The department provides recreation programs for all ages and manages recreation facilities including the Recreation Center, Senior Center, Cedar Valley Gym and Meadowdale Playfields so that the community can participate in safe, fun, and quality activities resulting in opportunities for fitness, social interaction, life-long learning, creativity and healthier living.
- Parks and Trails
The department is responsible for the effective operations and maintenance of over 335 acres of city parks, athletic fields, trails, open space and other civic lands. Staff works to preserve, maintain and enhance the community’s investment in parks, while providing quality facilities for leisure and active recreation experiences.
- Administration and Park Development
Administration is responsible for the leadership, development and operation of a comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts system. This includes administrative functions, strategic planning, marketing, outreach activities, healthy communities initiatives and programs, sponsorship development, long range capital and program planning, development of partnerships with other agencies and non-profits, acquisition and development of properties, capital project planning, grant writing and monitoring for compliance, development of the biennial budget, and establishment of performance measures and goals.
- Golf Course
The Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course is a 75-acre, 18-hole course which is operated for year-round play. The course is maintained at a high level to ensure safe playing conditions at all times and encourage a high volume of users. The Pro Shop provides clothing and equipment sales, lessons and clinics, and tournament play.