What we do


The Friends of Lord Hill Park come from all walks of life in our community. We volunteer our time and energy because we know it takes a community to keep our Park beautiful and safe.


We build and improve the trail systems to protect and preserve the Park for multi-use. All our activities are approved by the Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department.


Work parties are fun and a great way to give back to the Park and meet other Park users. We provide instruction for techniques to work on the trails as well as safety information.

40,000 HOURS | 15 MILES

Friends of Lord Hill Regional Park is a community of Park users and volunteers who support the mission of multi-use trails and work to keep those trails safe. The coalition of hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers was formed when the Park opened in 1996 and since then has logged over 40,000 volunteer hours maintaining and building trails throughout the 1500-acre Park.

Friends of Lord Hill Park has been a major force in developing the current trail system. When the Park opened, there were about 6 miles of trails. That system is now over 15 miles, thanks to volunteer efforts.

Without this volunteer work, many of the trails in Lord Hill Park would not be passable. Several of our volunteers have been approved by Parks to clear blocking trees with chainsaws. Thanks to these volunteers, dozens of fallen trees are cleared every year.


We hold several work parties throughout the year. Many of them are held for Snohomish High School seniors needing to complete community service for graduation.

As volunteers, we’ve also worked with many other groups, including Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, SnoKing Saddle Up Meetup, Northwest Horseback Search & Rescue, The Everett Mountaineers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, The Native Plant Society, The Audubon Society, the Civil Air Patrol, the Sportsmen’s Club, Cascade Orienteers, and more.

On most days, visitors to Lord Hill Park are likely to see a volunteer on the trails, passing out maps, answering questions, and offering directions.