Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
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    Jefferson County Parks & Recreation is seeking two Camp Hosts to play an important role on our team. Our professional staff do the heavy maintenance; caretakers live on site and provide 13 hours a week of monitoring and light maintenance. The position is April 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022. Visit Oak Bay Campground facility page for application details.
  • Full Time Parks Maintenance I
    The Public Works Department Parks & Recreation Division is seeking a Full Time Parks Maintenance I to perform County Park maintenance. Salary: Full pay range $19.46 - $24.91 excellent benefits. Submit cover letter, resume & application here at Position open until filled.  EOE
  • Seasonal Parks Maintenance I (8 months/year)
    Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is seeking a seasonal Parks Maintenance I team member to work full time (40 hours/week) from approximately March 1 to November 1st. Starting Salary is $19.96/hour. Regular pay increases and opportunities for training and advancement can occur. As a seasonal position, this job does not qualify for union benefits such as health insurance and retirement. 
    Apply online: submit cover letter, resume & application at Position open until filled. EOE.
  • Campgrounds are closed. Oak Bay, Lake Leland, and Quilcene Campgrounds are closed for the season until April 1, 2022. Thank you.
  • Construction Project Notice: the JUMP! playground will be built at HJ Carroll Park from approximately May 15 to September 15, 2022.  See our new JUMP! Facility Page for more information.
  • Parks Ordinance, Parks Code - has been updated! It is very important that all park users keep their dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet at all times in our parks. In addition, please remember that dogs are not allowed at designated swimming beaches including the beach at Gibbs Lake Park. For the updated version of the Jefferson County Parks Code, please Click Here.

Jefferson County Parks Helpful Info

Event Reservation Instructions

Reservations can be made for our County Park Shelters: Rotary Pavilion and Salmon Shelter in HJ Carroll Park and the Lyons Club Shelter at Portage Beach of Indian Island Park for your birthday party, wedding reception, local meetings, etc.  

To make a reservation, you must have a CountyRec account.
If you don't have an account select ‘Create Account’ from the blue ‘Account’ tab at the top of this page.
Fill out your information as requested and submit. 

When you are logged in to your account you will have the option to make a reservation. Either select the 'Reserve' icon on your account page or select 'Reservation' from the blue 'Facilities' tab. 

Fill out your event information and submit your request. This will send an email to our admin team who will review the request. If there are any questions, we may reach out. If it looks ok, we will accept the request and will be sent you will receive an invoice to the email you provided. You may pay online with a credit or debit card with a 3% fee through your CountyRec account. As soon as payment is received you will be sent the event permit and and your payment receipt. Only when you have the event permit is your reservation secured.

If you have any questions about reservations please call our office at 360-385-9160 M-F 8am-5pm. 
We are happy to help you!

The Port Townsend Rec Center is Awesome! Our Hours are Below

Rec Center's open hours; starting Sept 7th -(through June 2022)  
Monday - Friday 3:30pm-6pm, 
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 

Covid masking in County buildings: All visitors must wear a mask when entering an indoors County facility.

  • Motorized equipment such as e-scooters, electric kid cars, hoverboards, segways, onewheels, e-skateboards, and e-bikes are not allowed in our parks except on roadways and the Rick Tollefson Trail in HJ Carroll Park. Electric mobility devices and chairs used by people with disabilities are allowed in parks.
  • Pickleball is not allowed on the HJ Carroll Basketball Courts.
  • Drones and other radio control devices such as model planes, boats, helicopters, and cars are not allowed in any Jefferson County Parks with one exception: radio controlled model float planes are allowed at Lake Leland Day Use Park.
  • For more information about Jefferson County Parks, please call 360-385-9160.
  • For more information about City of Port Townsend Parks, please see or call 360-344-3064.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Tax ID is: 91-6001322