The city’s Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide range of family-friendly activities, including youth athletics, skills classes, and events. The department also provides a wealth of information for other youth activities, including Little League baseball, youth football, county and select soccer teams, and other options.
Parks & Recreation offers very active youth elementary-grade soccer leagues for both boys and girls in the fall and similar basketball leagues in the winter. In association with various art organizations city-wide, activities classes are offered throughout the year. Parks & Recreation also maintains a variety of adult offerings.
In addition, this department also maintains over 50 miles of forest trails, as well as a number of city parks, which offer hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities. The Community Forest Lands cover nearly 2,800 acres within the City of Anacortes. They encompass a mosaic of forest, wetlands, lakes and meadows coupled with the broad based desire of local citizens to act as stewards for this environmental and recreational resource.
Anacortes has numerous marinas for locals and visitor usage. The Cap Sante Marina is owned by the Port of Anacortes and has earned many awards for its beautiful facilities – amenities include fuel, bathrooms, laundry facilities, and launch capabilities. The Anacortes Marina is a privately-owned condominium facility with 466 covered and open rental slips, located on the east side of Anacortes. No transient moorage is available and slips are available by annual lease only. The Skyline Marina is on the west side of Fidalgo island, with moorage, storage, launching facilities and fuel. Permanent and transient moorage are both available; Floats, with 20 and 30 ampere power and water accommodate vessels to 100′.
Anacortes is the focus of a Comcast “Neighborhoods” video that features Mayor Laurie Gere, Park Director Gary Robinson, Museum Education Coordinator Bret Lunsford and local Store owner Frank Michaud. A special thank you to Sabrina Register for highlighting the beauty and diverse options of the area. Click here to check it out!