Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
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Announcements

  • Campfire and charcoal ban lifted as of September 20, 2021
    Campfires and charcoal grills are allowed in designated firepits and bbq's only. Please remain cautious with fire and dispose of cigarettes properly. 
     https://www.ejfr.org/information/burn-ban-guide/
  • 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.

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

Jefferson County Parks Helpful Info

We do not accept reservations for our campgrounds.
Camping is first come, first served.


Event Reservation Instructions


Reservations can be made at 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 office who will review the request. If there are any questions, we may reach out. If it looks ok, we will accept the request and 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 admin 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  www.cityofpt.us/parksrec or call 360-344-3064.

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