Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is seeking public input on equestrian needs to support horse recreation in county parks and on trails. The Parks, Recreation and Tourism department asks all interested horse owners and riders to fill out a brief two minute survey, “Horses Count,” online by July 31, 2018 to describe needs and interests. The survey launched in May and will help guide planning of how and where to better serve the equestrian community in county parks.
Equestrian needs can vary greatly from styles of ridership, types of trail surfaces, facility needs, camping options, and more. The survey will also help determine the number of horses in the county and where they reside.
The Park and Recreation Element of Snohomish County’s Comprehensive Plan identifies equestrian recreation as a priority as well as improvements to county parks for horse use. Currently horses can use Lord Hill, Paradise Valley Conservation Area, Centennial Trail, the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, and parts of Whitehorse Trail.
Find the Horses Count survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/horsescount