Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Parks And Recreation
Organization: Anacortes Parks and Recreation
Contact: Dustin South
Address: City Hall, 6th and Q or P.O. Box 547, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360-293-1918
Activities: * Sport leagues, clinics and tournaments
* Youth: basketball, soccer, track & field, softball, sailing.
* Adult: softball, basketball, and sailing.
* Special Events: Kids-R-Best Fest, Sunset Loop Relay, Mt. Erie
Road/ Trail Run
Website: www.cityofanacortes.org
Organization: Burlington Parks and Recreation
Contact: Christi Kinney, Recreation Coordinator
Address: 900 E. Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington 98233
Phone: 360-755-9649
Fax: 360-755-1017
Activities: * Classes: Hatha Yoga
* Activities in the community: Horseshoe, outdoor volleyball, Little League, youth soccer, youth and high school LaCrosse league
* Parks and play fields: For complete park facility details visit the Web site or call the parks office. Features include: skateboard park, water park, soccer complex, baseball complex, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, and boat launch
* Sports: Youth soccer and multi sport camps, All Comer Track Meets for all ages - Wednesdays in June and July
* Special Events: All Corner Track Meets, Youth Appreciation Day in April during spring break
Website: http://recreation.ci.burlington.wa.us
Email: ckinney@ci.burlington.wa.us
Organization: Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation
Contact: Larry Otos
Address: 1717 South 13th Street, Mount Vernon 98274
Phone: 360-336-6215
Fax: 360-336-6290
Activities: * Parks and play fields: skate park, high-low ropes course, BMX Bike Track
* Youth: tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, play-group, adventure club, dance
* Adults: Golf, basketball, volleyball; tournaments and leagues(co-ed and men’s or women’s)
Email: mvparks@ci.mount-vernon.wa.us
Organization: Skagit County Parks and Recreation
Contact: Dennis Lind
Address: 315 South Third, Mount Vernon 98273
Phone: 360-336-9414
Activities: * For a complete listing of Skagit County Parks facilities visit http://skagitparksfoundation.org/
* For information about Skagit County trails visit http://skagitparksfoundation.org/trails/trailsmain.htm
* Youth sports camps and leagues and adult sports leagues
* Youth and adult tournaments
* Special Events

Website: http://www.skagitcounty.net
Email: parksrec@co.skagit.wa.us