Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
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  • 2021 BURN BAN UPDATE 7/2/21
    **ALL OUTDOOR BURNING**

    Effective 7/2/21: All outdoor burning to include campfires, pits and use of charcoal briquettes, is now banned in all areas within Jefferson County. Any outdoor burning is illegal. https://www.ejfr.org/information/burn-ban-guide/
  • GIBBS LAKE CLOSED DUE TO TOXIN
    High levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in a water sample taken from Gibbs Lake on Monday, July 19. The toxin level is 46 micrograms per liter, which is more than five times above the Washington State recreational criteria of 8 micrograms per liter. Microcystin is produced by cyanobacteria, also known as bluegreen algae, and can result in illnesses in people and animals. As a result, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation has closed the lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Visitors are also urged to keep pets out of the water. See Jefferson County Public Health News Flash for more information.
  • The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a special meeting of the capital improvement plan sub-committee on Thursday, July 29 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Jefferson County Public Works office, 623 Sheridan St, Port Townsend, Washington. The agenda is: opening business, and parks and recreation long range capital improvement plan review. 
  • The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 11:00am 2:00pm at the Jefferson County Public Works office, 623 Sheridan St, Port Townsend, Washington. The agenda is: opening business, board member announcements, proposal for a dog park in Port Ludlow, interview of candidate for open advisory board position in District 2, report of the capital improvement plan sub-committee, manager’s report, correspondence, and agenda coordination committee. For more information please call 360-385-9160.
  • If you are planning a gathering at one of our facilities we are requesting you make a reservation by setting up an account and reserving through our website. You can find our facilities availability at our facilities calendar page. If you have any questions you can call our office M-F 8-5 at 360-385-9160.
  • 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.
  • Recreation “Rec” Center in Port Townsend will be open for free drop-in Monday-Friday 11am-4pm, starting June 21st. Mask are required while inside the building. Come on down during open hours and have some fun.
    Rec Staff

Basketball in hoop.
Co-ed Adult Pickup Basketball
POSTPONED FOR COVID-19
Basketball in hoop.
POSTPONED FOR COVID-19
Co-ed Adult Pickup Basketball
M, W, & F  6 A.M. PT High School Gym

Park Use Update

If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask you wear a mask while inside any of our county buildings. (You're considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final vaccine in the series.)

  • 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  www.cityofpt.us/parksrec or call 360-344-3064.

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