Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
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Announcements

  • NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners will hold a virtual/ on-line public hearing on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11: 00 AM. The purpose of the hearing is to consider changes to the Parks and Recreation Ordinance, Chapter 12.25 of the Jefferson County Code. For more information please view our Notice of Public Hearing
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
    PARKS TOUR SPECIAL MEETING
    April 21, 2021 from 10am to 2pm
    An Open Public Meeting
    JCPRAB Parks Tour Agenda April 21, 2021
  • If you are planning a gathering at HJ Carroll's Rotary Pavilion, Salmon Shelter, or Indian Island's Lyons Club Shelter we are requesting you make a reservation through our website . Shelter gathering limits can be found on their facility page. They differ with the size of the shelter. You can find our facilities availability at our facilities calendar page.

Upper Oak Bay Kiosk sign
Jefferson County Campgrounds open April 1st!
First come, first served
No reservations
View our facilities list for campsite info. 
Basketball in hoop.
Co-ed Adult Pickup Basketball
POSTPONED FOR COVID-19

Park Use Update

Current County Park Status

CLOSED

  • Port Townsend Rec Center

OPEN

  • Campgrounds (Oak Bay, Lake Leland, and Quilcene) 
  • Day-use parks and restrooms
  • All trails 
  • Open space areas
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic shelters: Reservations available within current Covid restrictions. 

Safe Park Use in All Parks
The following public health rules were adopted by the National Parks and Recreation Association, apply to all park users. Click here for more information.

  • Do not use parks if you have any symptoms or are sick
  • Observe CDC minimum social distance of 6’ from another person at all times
  • Share the trail, alert other users as you pass and make space for each other
  • Follow CDC guidelines for personal hygiene – carry hand sanitizer and do not touch your face

More Information

  • For more information about Jefferson County Parks, please call 360-385-9129.
  • For more information about City of Port Townsend Parks, please see  www.cityofpt.us/parksrec or call 360-344-3064.



  • 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.
  • Metal detecting is prohibited in all Jefferson County Parks. [Ord. 12.25.190]
  • 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. Thank you.

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