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Trunk or Treat in Mill Creek


Mill Creek Parks & Recreation along with co-sponsor, Canyon Creek Church will be hosting the Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Haunt on Friday, Oct 31st from 6:30 – 8PM. This will be held in the City Hall Annex Parking Lot, located at  15720 Main St Mill Creek, Wa 98012.

The event features a parking lot full of cars – whose trunks will be decorated & FILLED with candy. Children go from car to car “trunk or treating”. This event provides a safe environment for children & their families who wish to trick or treat, and is great community event for parents to enjoy a little social time while keeping an eye on their trick-or-treaters. Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the FUN.

Remember to bring your own bag for collecting candy.Do tell.

This event is Free, but please bring a non-perishable canned food item for the Mill Creek Food Bank. Thank you!


Share Feedback on Mill Creek’s Newest Park

Open House to View Conceptual Plans for Mill Creek’s Newest Park

The Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Board & Community Development & Recreation staff invite you to an Open House on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, to see the two conceptual plans created for the City’s newest park in the East Gateway neighborhood.  The concepts were created based on the input received at the Park Planning Work Shop on October 2nd.  Stop in any time between 6 & 8 p.m. and share your feedback on the two conceptual designs. Do tell.

Next Steps:

  • The Parks and Recreation Board will take the input received at the November open house and make a recommendation to the City Council on a preferred alternative.
  • The City Council will review the recommendation and take action on the Park Master Plan as soon as this November or December.
  • Construction on the park could begin as early as next spring.

Please visit the City’s website: www.cityofmillcreek.com & sign-up under Notify Me to be emailed notice of future meetings.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would like to see the conceptual plans & share your feedback, visit the Planning Department page of the City’s website or call Community Development staff at (425) 745-1891.

Board Bash 6 & It’s Free!

Calling all Skateboarders! The City of Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Department & community sponsors will be hosting their 6th annual Board Bash Skateboard Competition on Saturday August 24th from 11AM to 3PM. This is open to youth & adults ages 6 & up. The event is FREE, but you must register. There will be room for up to 80 participants across 4 age categories. In addition to the registration form, completed & signed Medical Release Forms are a requirement to compete. Do tell.

For all the details including the Registration Form & Medical Release Form please visit the fabulous all new City of Mill Creek website www.cityofmillcreek.com 

Once at the City of Mill Creek home page, click on Sat. Aug. 24 under Events Calendar in right sidebar, or go through Parks & Recreation page.

Event Registration: 11AM-12PM Competition: 12PM -3PM  Event will be at the Mill Creek Skate Park – 13903 North Creek Drive, Mill Creek, WA 98012

Sponsors: Community Transit, Zumiez, Waste Management-NW, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, Evergreen AutoWorks, BC Premium Board Shop, Top Post Hand-Forged Doughnuts, Sk8Rats, Curb the Congestion & SportClips.

Kid’s Fun Run Aug 10, 2013

Please join Mill Creek Parks & Recreation staff for the fourth annual Kids Fun Run 2K on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The Run will take place at Heatherwood Middle School Track and Field (1419 Trillium Blvd. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012). Do tell.

Children ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to participate in three age-appropriate run/walks starting at 10:00 a.m. Check-in at 9:00 a.m. $15 Registration fee includes t-shirt & goodie bag.  No t-shirt with registration after July 25, 2013.

$5 of the registration is donated to the American Red Cross Relief effort to help families in Snohomish County. For more information, please visit www.millcreekkidsfunrun.com or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (425) 745-1891.

A Special “Thank You” to the Sponsors:

 Run26, Waste Management, Mill Creek Children’s Dentistry, Sterling Savings Bank, Union Bank, Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios, Applause Studio, Bay Equity Home Loans, Thrive of Mill Creek, Pellegrini Orthodontics, Top Pot Doughnuts, Town Center Eye Care, American Families Insurance, Evergreen AutoWorks, Everett Aqua Sox, YMCA, World’s Tastiest Frozen Yogurt, Western Washington Medical Group, QFC, McDonald’s, 8 to 8 Dental, Mill Creek Vision, Mill Creek Family Practice, Community Transit, Hot Yoga Mill Creek, Frankie’s Pizza, Firestone, Les Schwab, AAA, Burgermaster, Qdoba & American Red Cross.

“Main Street Madness” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Mill Creek Parks & Recreation is hosting the 8th annual “Main Street Madness” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The tournament will be held in the City Hall Annex building parking lot 15720 Main Street, Mill Creek. Do tell.

Tournament divisions are:

  • Men’s open 18-30; Men’s 30-45; Men’s 45 & over
  • Women’s open
  • Co-ed 18 & over
  • Wheelchair division
  • Youth ( Boys and Girls )Divisions: Grades 3-4, 5-6 , 7-8,  & 9-12

Early Registrations submitted by Friday, June 14, 2013 will receive an event T-shirt. Great Prizes for division winners. Final Registration Deadline – Monday, July 8, 2013.  For more information, please visit www.mainstreetmadness3on3.com  or contact the Parks & Recreation office at (425) 745-1891.



BINGO NIGHT – Fun Affordable Family Event

Back by popular Demand!  Mill Creek Parks & Recreation staff & the Youth Advisory Board Members will be hosting a Bingo Night on Friday, November 9th, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Heatherwood Middle School Cafeteria (1419 Trillium Boulevard).  Cost is $2 per person plus a canned food donation & that will give you nine game cards, (9 games total)! Canned food items will be donated to the new Mill Creek Food Bank.  Extra game cards are available for purchase at the door ($1 buys 3 game cards).  Treat your family to dinner – a pizza slice and beverage will be sold for $2 per person.  Lots of prizes!!  This is a great inexpensive, fun outing for you & your family. Remember to bring your own crayon/marker for Bingo cards. Do tell.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Department at (425) 745-1891.

Trunk Or Treat Halloween Haunt

City of Mill Creek Parks & Recreation along with co-sponsors Fred Meyer, Central Market & Canyon Creek Church, will once again host the annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Haunt on October 31st from 6:30-8:00PM.

This FREE event is offered to families with children 12 & under featuring a parking lot full of cars – whose trunks will be decorated & FILLED with candy. Children go from car to car “trunk or treating.” This event provides a safe environment for children and their families who wish to trick or treat. Do tell.

Admission: Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the new Mill Creek food bank & don’t forget to bring your own trick or treat bag.

Location: Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main Street Mill Creek, WA 98012.

Additional Sponsors include: Waste Management NW, Friends of the Mill Creek Library, Sullivan Orthodontics, Nancy’s Noah’s Ark, Inc. Top Pot Doughnuts, University Book Store, ABBA International, Mill Creek Rotary, SportClips, John W. Stieber, DDS, PS, Copiers Etcetera, Inc., Peoples Bank, Just2Dads – Allstate Insurance, The Goddard School, The Donaldson Clinic, Ambrose Elder Care, Town Center Starbucks, Mill Creek View & Mill Creek Living Magazine.

Information & poster image from City of Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Dept.

Update to Mill Creek Parks & Rec Vacancies

Want to remind everyone that there are four Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Advisory Board vacancies coming up. Two are Mid-term positions that will expire October 2013 & two are full 3-year terms that will expire in October 2015.

The Update is that if you are considering application to these positions, the deadline for submitting letters of interest is October 15th 2012. That is in less than a week, next Monday! Do tell.

Please Do Tell Mill Creek’s recent article posted Oct 5 for more details & address.



Parks & Rec Advisory Board Vacancies

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill two full-term vacancies & two mid-term vacancies on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.  The full-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2015  & the mid-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2013.

 Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All members must be residents of the City of Mill Creek. Do tell.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Park and Recreation Board shall serve as an advisory board to the City Council & the administrative staff concerning the following matters:

  • Development, design & operation of park and recreation programming & facilities with exception of final landscaping plan;
  • Facility use fees and procedures;
  • Capital improvement planning;
  • Concessions;
  • Interlocal & cooperative use agreements regarding park & recreation activities;
  • All matters as from time to time may be referred to the board by the city council, the city manager or administrative staff.

If interested in volunteering, please send a letter of interest to:

Attn: Sherrie Ringstad

City of Mill Creek

15728 Main Street

Mill Creek, Washington 98012

or deliver to City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012  

Mill Creek Youth Basketball League Registration

Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball League sign-ups have begun & teams are being formed for the 2012 – 2013 season.  Last year’s season was a great success with 743 players competing on 75 teams ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade (both girls and boys).  This year we anticipate as many players returning, if not more with our new 9th grade division.

 Practices will begin in late November.  There will be 1 practice a week for grades K-2, & 2 practices a week for Grades 3rd and up.  League games will be played during the day on Saturdays beginning in January 2013.  Registration fees are: $125 for Residents & $144 for Non-residents. Register by October 26, 2012 to avoid a $20 late registration fee.

In addition to player sign-ups, Volunteer Coaches & Basketball Referees are needed & Business Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Do tell.

 Youth recreational sport programs offer a positive environment in which self-esteem grows & blossoms.  The Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering quality programs at an affordable price.  To register or for more information, visit the City’s web site at www.cityofmillcreek.com or call the Recreation Department at (425) 745-1891.