Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
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    County Code 12.25.160
    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation through the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
  • 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
  • Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (JCPRAB) is cancelling the August 4th meeting and rescheduling for August 11th. More details on the August 11th meeting to come.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Park Use Update

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 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.
  • 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.

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