Jefferson County Parks and Recreation
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Announcements

  • HJ Carroll Parking Lot Closure - Thursday, May 23 - 7:00am - 3:30pm
    The main parking lot will be closed for a maintenance delivery. Please use the alternative parking options. 
  • Jefferson County Parks & Recreation is seeking a Lead Recreation Supervisor to join our dynamic team! In this part-time (20 hrs/week), year-round position, you will play a key role in supporting the planning and implementation of our diverse recreation programs.
    For application and to apply, visit www.co.jefferson.wa.us/jobs.aspx. Open until filled. EOE
  • The orca’s at HJ Caroll's JUMP! playground get too hot in the sun and have been covered for safety purposes. Please do not touch or climb on the orcas. Plans are being made to build two shade structures to help cool both the orcas and the play surfacing. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to solve this issue.
  • The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is seeking  volunteer advisory board member applicants from districts 1 and 3. 
    This is a team oriented, cooperative, dynamic, and dedicated advisory board with a number of interesting park and policy projects.
    The board meets six times a year and focuses on community input, problem solving, and planning.
    Visit our JCPRAB Webpage for more details and how to apply. 
  • JUMP PLAYGROUND - Phase 2 is currently in development.
    Please click here for more information.
  • Explore our parks!
    Click here for the Jefferson County Parks & Rec Interactive Map.
  • Parks Ordinance, Parks Code Update
    For the updated version of the Jefferson County Parks Code, please Click Here.


Jefferson County Parks Helpful Info

The Port Townsend Recreation Center is Awesome!

Fall/Winter/Spring regular open hours
Sept 5, 2023-June 2024
Monday - Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm 
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Summer regular open hours
July 2024-September 1st 2024
Monday - Friday 11am-4pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays



Email: cmacklin@co.jefferson.wa.us
Rec Center: 360.385.2221

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 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 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!


Covid masking in County buildings: Masking is requested, but not required. Masks will continue to be provided. 

  • Refer to the Jefferson County Code 12.25.170 Animals for information on animals in our County Parks.
  • 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