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Lewis Street Boat Launch is owned and maintained by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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No gas-powered motors of any size and no electric motors in excess of 1 ¾ HP, including model boats, are allowed on Lake Tye, unless otherwise approved by a special event permit. MMC.9.28.110.
Dogs are welcome in our parks; however, the following rules apply to ensure a great experience for all:
Wiggle Field is a designated area where your dog can freely run at-large with others but please observe Wiggly Field rules.
Yes, please refer to our special event application here for more information.
Yes please click here for a list of our rules.
The city may require you to provide commercial general liability insurance in a minimum amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence with the city named as an additional insured on the policy for the duration of the special event. If insurance is required, you will have to provide the city with a certified copy of the policy naming the city as an additional insured.
The Lake Tye water level fluctuates by approximately 3 feet seasonally. A bathymetric survey was done on the south half of the lake in 2012. At that time, the lake at its deepest point was approximately 29 feet. Certified city staff consistently monitors water levels to ensure the proper functioning and environmental health of the lake.
Submit a completed Special Event Application to the city for approval, 90 days in advance of the proposed event.
To guarantee a spot at a covered picnic shelter, you need to reserve them by visiting our online reservation system. You should be able to find everything you need here, including pricing, availability, and accommodations. If you need assistance navigating the system or have further questions, please contact the Parks Administrative Assistant, Makenna Ohlsen at 360-863-4519. If there is not a reservation at the facility, then it is first come first serve.
No, however there are several different campgrounds in our area, including: Eagle Park RV Park, Flowing Lake, The Evergreen State Fairgrounds Campground and Thunderbird RV and Camping Resort.
City Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Although fishing is allowed year-round, you must have fishing license per the Fish & Wildlife guidelines.
A special event is defined as any kind of activity that is out of the norm for activities typically occurring in the area where the event is proposed to take place, or an activity that may impact public places, areas or facilities. For practical purposes, this includes, but is not limited to, parades, fun runs, art fairs, bicycle runs, car shows, and triathlons. Events involving 30 or fewer people are usually exempt from this permitting process, but please check with the City to be certain.
One lap is equal to 1.63 miles. 2 laps around the loop is equal to the distance of a 5k.
One lap is equal to .75 miles.
The mesh fencing is removed each year between the months of October – April due to annual flooding. This particular fence was designed to withstand the damage of annual floods.