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2015 Residents’ Guide

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A supplement to the Auburn Reporter

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A Message from the Mayor

Nancy Backus

health clinic open for two more years. The organizations, businesses, individuals and your City staff stepped up to say loud and clear that Auburn will not allow those that need our help to be turned away. So from the bottom of my heart I say thank you! We are making Auburn the place where our veterans and their families will be welcomed with open arms. We have many faiths in Auburn, and we engage with

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our houses of worship often on how we can work together. We will continue to enhance our current partnerships and develop new ones. We must work together to reduce crime and increase our peace of mind. To ensure that our families have enough food in their homes. To support our local businesses and bring in more. We have to find a way to do this together. I call this way of thinking “One Auburn”, where we celebrate not only our similarities but our differences. We will continue to find opportunities to bring people together and learn from each other. I hope that you enjoy this year’s residents' guide and that you are able to take advantage of the many great The Auburn Reporter Residents' Guide is a special section published by the Auburn Reporter. Extra copies are available at City Hall, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and local libraries.


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things right here in Auburn – whether it is recreation, dining, entertainment, or the need for products from our many wonderful businesses. I will always encourage and challenge you to do, buy and enjoy things in Auburn! Our businesses require your support to keep their doors open, and you will hear me say often and proudly, “If you can buy it in Auburn, you should!” I’m very pleased with the progress we are making in Auburn and the new things that are coming to our city. I hope that you too find that we are continuing to bring the best here, because that is what we deserve! Sincerely, Mayor Nancy Backus


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Auburn is one of 281 cities in Washington and more than 20,000 in the United States. We are the 15th largest city in Washington. We encompass about 30 square miles within our borders and are part of two counties. These aren’t just numbers. These numbers represent people. Families. Us. We are a community, and a great one. As your mayor, I have had an increased opportunity to meet so many more of you and can say without a doubt that you all have affirmed my belief in what a great community we are. Nothing has proven that more than watching how so many of you stood up with me and your city council to keep our public


Engage, Educate, Empower Welcome to the Auburn School District. The ASD is renowned for providing quality educational programs to all students by well-trained, highly educated staff. The district and the communities it serves work together to ensure the continuation of these high standards. The ASD encompasses a 62-mile area bridging two counties, King and Pierce. The district serves approximately 75,000 residents in Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Lake Tapps and the unincorporated areas of King County and is committed to providing its 15,277 students a world-class education. All Auburn schools offer free, full-day kindergarten to strengthen early learning. Middle school students benefit from a relevant, individualized

Elementary schools

• Alpac 310 Milwaukee Blvd. N., Pacific 253-931-4976 • Arthur Jacobsen 29205 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn 253-630-2441 • Chinook 3502 Auburn Way S., Auburn 253-931-4980 • Dick Scobee 1031 14th St. NE, Auburn 253-931-4984 • Evergreen Heights 5602 S. 316th St., Auburn 253-931-4974 • Gildo Rey 1005 37th St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4952 • Hazelwood 11815 SE 304th St., Auburn 253-931-4740 • Ilalko 301 Oravetz Place SE, Auburn 253-931-4748


learning environment to accelerate learning. The district provides comprehensive course offerings of advanced placement, honors, career and technical education and intervention classes for high school students. Our strategic plan emphasizes the district’s commitment to academic achievement, community engagement and resource management. All district staff work daily to implement the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. We consistently have some of the highest test scores in the state for reading and mathematics. Our schools have received numerous awards recognizing academic achievement. Our partnerships with Communities in Schools, the

City of Auburn, Auburn Youth Resources, Boys and Girls Clubs, the White River Museum, Junior Achievement, United Way and the YMCA result in an array of opportunities where students thrive academically and socially. The Auburn community consistently supports the local schools by passing bonds and levies. Auburn High School students started the 14-15 school year in a beautifully modernized and reconstructed world-class high school because voters supported a bond for the district’s oldest high school. Last year voters also approved a six-year technology levy to update and expand technology in the district. The Auburn School District champions its diversity. The richness of the cultures that

• Lake View 16401 SE 318th St., Auburn 253-931-4830 • Lakeland Hills 1020 Evergreen Way SE, Auburn 253-876-7711 • Lea Hill 30908 124th Ave. SE, Auburn 253-931-4982 • Pioneer 2301 M St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4986 • Terminal Park 1101 D St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4978 • Washington 20 E St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4988

Middle schools

• Cascade 1015 24th St. NE, Auburn 253-931-4995 • Mt. Baker 620 37th St. SE, Auburn 253-804-4555

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represent our student body is an asset to the student learning. The school board provides strategic leadership for the continuous improvement of our schools. The ASD is preparing all students to be globally competitive for careers, for college and for life in the 21st Century. Dr. Kip Herren, Superintendent

• Olympic 1825 K St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4966 • Rainier 30620 116th Ave. SE, Auburn 253-931-4843

High schools

• Auburn High School 711 East Main Street, Auburn 253-931-4880 • Auburn Mountainview High School 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn 253-904-4539 • Auburn Riverside 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn 253-804-5154 • West Auburn 401 W. Main St., Auburn 253-931-4990 For more information about the Auburn School District, call (253) 931-4900, or visit


Auburn gives way to a popular furry festival in May. Animals of all kinds, sizes and descriptions flourish at a place fittingly called Game Farm Park. The eighth annual Petpalooza returns May 16 to the park. The day begins

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Auburn's proud tradition: Veterans Day Parade Honoring veterans is a tradition in the City of Auburn. And for the past 49 years, the Veterans Day Parade has acknowledged the sacrifices made by American veterans, past and present, with one of the largest processions west of the Mississippi. The mile-long parade typically lasts about two hours, featuring marching bands, ROTC units, re-enactors, active military units and military vehicles from all eras. Last year's parade featured more than 200 entries and nearly 6,000 parade participants showcasing American strength of will, endurance and purpose. The parade included more than 30 marching bands. Auburn is designated by the Vet-

erans Day National Committee and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a regional site for the celebration of Veterans Day. The 50th edition of the tradition is Nov. 7 on Main Street.

Scenes from the 2014 Auburn Veterans Day Parade, clockwise, from top: A military unit strides down Main Street under sunny skies; the American Legion’s World War I Doughboys march; Washington Civil War Association members posing as Union soldiers and officers salute the crowd; and the Auburn High School Marching Band performs.


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Senior center offers many services, opportunities The Auburn Senior Activity Center enhances the quality of life for senior adults in the community through social, recreational, health and wellness, educational, and nutritional services and programs. The center, at 808 Ninth St. SE, serves individuals age 50 plus with a variety of activities and social needs. The center is open MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended evening hours, Monday-Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The center produces a regular activity brochure that lists upcoming classes, activities and events and offers opportunities to get involved either as a volunteer or as a participant. Recreational opportunities include hiking and nature walks, snowshoeing, dance and exercise classes, travel options,

volleyball, Wii bowling, kayaking, pickle ball and drop-in play in the pool room. There is also music and dancing twice a month. The center hosts a variety of special events and luncheon celebrations. There is a daily lunch program, a monthly supper club and a monthly coffee hour with the mayor and Auburn City councilmembers. A food pantry is offered twice a month, providing access to a wide variety of items such as cereals, grains, cheeses, spices, raisins, juice and soup at bulk discount prices. Educational and learning opportunities are offered through book club, driver’s safety, Spanish classes and art classes. A variety of health and wellness programs are offered each session, including foot

The Auburn Senior Wellness Team hosts its Health & Wellness Fair each year. The free health fair offers health screenings, informational booths, demonstrations, breakout sessions and flu shots. COURTESY PHOTO care, blood pressure clinics, massage and acupuncture. Ongoing social time at the center offers games such as Mah Jongg, Scrabble, Bingo, dominoes, pinochle, contract bridge puzzles, a coffee bar

and movie days. To learn more about programs at the center, or those offered through Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, please call 253-931-3016, or visit www.

St Vincent de Paul of Auburn 100% of the money donated to the Society goes directly to people in need in Auburn. • Accepting Donations • FREE Donation Pickup 1233720

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11 Third St. NW Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 333-1377 223 Auburn Way N Auburn, WA 98002 (800) 275-8777



3002 A St. SE Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 939-1225

Catholic Community Services (253) 854-0077

King County Housing Authority (206) 574-1100


South King County Multi-Service Center

124 Auburn Way N Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 833-9696

(253) 838-6810


930 18th Pl. NE 253-833-8925


1620 Perimeter Rd. SW 253-833-2770

MultiCare Clinic 735 12th St. SE 202 N. Division St. Suites 300 & 301 253-876-7997 202 Cross St. 253-876-8111

Valley Medical Ctr. Urgent Care 1000 Auburn Way S 253-395-2005

Cook Family Dentistry

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At Cook Family Dentistry, we understand that not everyone loves dentistry the way we do. Our priorities are safety, quality of care, professionalism and fun. Not everyone flosses every day, but at Cook Family Dentistry, everyone smiles everyday.

Need to know where to RECYCLE or DONATE your unwanted household items? Visit the City of Auburn Solid Waste & Recycling website at, select Disposal & Recycle or Waste Prevention, Donate & Reuse (menu on left) or call 253-931-3038, option #2.

• Family Care • Pediatric Dentistry (6 Mos) • Implants & Dentistry • Extractions • Whitening • House Calls for people with physical challenges and alzheimers

Need to SET UP or CHANGE your garbage, recycling or compostables service? •Waste Management customers: 253-931-3038 •Republic Services customers: 206-682-9735

Dispose of your HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE properly for FREE! The Auburn Wastemobile is open every Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Outlet Collection, 1101 Outlet Collection Dr. SW (NW corner outside next to Sports Authority).


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City Hall

City Council

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce:

Council meetings are in the council chambers on the first floor of City Hall at 7 pm, on the first and third Mondays of each month.

25 W. Main St. 253 931-3000 (Main phone)

25 2nd St NW, Auburn, WA 98001-4901 253-833-0700

The Auburn Downtown Association:

Council members: Rich Wagner 253-261-3263

• Public Works: 253-931-3010 • Finance: 253-931-3033

402 E. Main St. Suite 150, Auburn, WA 98002-5549 253-939-3982

Claude DaCorsi 253-329-4084

• Parks & Recreation Dept: 253-931-3043 • Planning & Community Development: 253-931-3090

Auburn Tourism Board:

John Holman 253-261-1991

25 2nd St NW, Auburn, WA 98001-4901 253-833-0700

Wayne Osborne 253-261-5667 Bill Peloza 253-261-3235

Mayor Nancy Backus: 253-876-1941

Yolanda Cortinas 253-329-4029 Largo Wales 253-261-5421

Valley Regional Fire Authority & Police Department Station 31 1101 D Street N.E. Auburn, WA 98002 253-288-5800

Station 33 500 182 Ave E Auburn, WA 98092 253-288-5843

Station 35 2905 C St. SW Auburn, WA 98002 253-288-5860

Station 32 1951 R Street S.E. Auburn, WA 98002 253-288-5842

Station 34 31290 124th Ave. SE Auburn, WA 98092 253-288-5844

Auburn Police Department Chief Bob Lee 340 E. Main, Suite 201 Phone: 253º 931-3080 Emergencies: 911

Mission: The Auburn Food Bank…providing food, referrals and emergency assistance to those in need within the Auburn School District. Eligibility: All who live within the boundaries of Auburn School District 408  Hours: Monday – Tuesday – Thursday – Friday  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 2nd Wednesday of each Month:  4:30 PM to 6:15 PM

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Green River College 12401 SE 320th St. • 253-833-9111 Green River College was established in 1965 and is a two-year public college offering degrees and certificates in academic, professional and technical programs. There are also continuing education and developmental education courses available. On-campus living accommodates 340 students.

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SERVICE CLUBS Auburn Noon Lions Club

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Auburn Optimist Club

Every other Wed. @ noon

Auburn Soroptimist Club

Wednesdays @ noon

Kiwanis Club of Auburn

Thursdays @ noon

Kiwanis Club of the Valley

Wednesdays @ 7 a.m.

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Golf Courses Auburn Golf Course 29630 Green River Rd. SE 253-931-3005

Area Recreation

Washington National Golf Club

14330 SE Husky Way 253-333-5000

Jade Greens Golf Course and Driving Range

18330 SE Lake Holm Rd. 253-931-8562

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Arcadia Drop-In Services 253-350-2802

ACAP Child & Family Services 100 N Street SE Auburn, WA 98002

Childcare Services 253-939-0870

Arcadia Youth Center 915 H Street SE Auburn, WA 98002

Mental Health Services 253-939-2202 Outreach Services 253-939-2202 Youth Shelter 253-740-7189

Executive Offices & Drug/Alcohol 936 Auburn Way South Auburn, WA 98002 Enumclaw Youth & Family Services 1350 Cole Street Enumclaw, WA 98022 Mental Health Services 1000 Auburn Way South Auburn, WA 98002

Mental Health Counseling • Substance Abuse • Homelessness • Child Care • Head Start • Tutoring


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Drug/Alcohol Services 253-939-6946

Emerald Downs Kicks Off 70-Day Live Racing Season April 18 Racing is Saturday and Sunday only the first two weeks, with Friday racing beginning May 1 and continuing through the season. Post time remains 6:45 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Exceptions are 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, and tentatively 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Holiday racing is offered Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. The 2015 stakes schedule features the 80th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile.

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Humble Claudon gives back to the community BY ROBERT WHALE


e is one of the quiet ones, likes to serve from behind the scenes, do his thing without a blare of trumpet or whisper of vainglory. “Mr. Claudon doesn’t like publicity,” a front office person at Valley GMC Buick responded to a reporter’s request for an interview. That is true. Fortunately for Auburn, where Ron Claudon prefers to say as little as possible about himself, trails of good actions lead back to him from all over the city. Like the time he volunteers every week on behalf of Communities in Schools of Auburn to read to a third- or fourth-grade student who is struggling with his or her schoolwork, Or the board positions he has held over the years with the Auburn Valley YMCA and the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce. Or his 28 years of membership with the Kiwanis Club of Auburn. Or of services quietly rendered to advisory committees of the Auburn School District and Green River Community College, and annual donations to St. James Cathedral, the Auburn Food Bank, Auburn Youth Resources and Skills, Inc. For these reasons, and many more, the Auburn Reporter named the Auburn native and second-generation owner of Valley GMC Buick, Inc. its


Ron Claudon, president of Valley GMC Buick in Auburn, has been honored for his work in the industry and for his contributions to the community. COURTESY PHOTO 2014 Person of the Year. As might have been expected, the news of such an honor embarrassed him a bit. “There are so many others out there doing more things than I do for the community,” he said. Claudon, who attended North Auburn – now Dick Scobee – and Lea Hill elementary schools and Cascade Junior High before graduating from Auburn High School in 1978, went off to Washington State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1982. After working in banking and construction for a year, he came back to the Auburn dealership his father and two partners had founded 19 years earlier, where he rose from office manager to sales manager to general manager and, in 1993, to dealer. One of his father’s original partners still owns a stake in the business, and Claudon’s own wife and son work there, too.

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He was a nominee for Time Dealer of the Year in 2014, a program that honors new-car dealers in America who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service. “I started working for my father in 1974 washing floors, and then I sold cars while in college,” Claudon said. "Relationships with employees and customers over the years have been by far the most meaningful achievement of my career. I take pride in the 90-plus people we employ and watching them grow and learn. Some leave to find other pursuits, others stay for a career. “… My folks have passed away now, but they were longtime supporters of our community and passed on their love of Auburn to myself and our children,” Claudon said. “I’m very appreciative that our children have decided to return to the community where my wife (Lori) and I raised them, to live here and raise families of their own.”

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Auburn Municipal Parks Auburn Environmental Park 15th St. NW to the north, the Interurban Trail to the East, West Main St. to the south and State Rte. 167 to the west.

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31700 108th St. NE

Auburndale II

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Cedar Lanes

25th and K St. SE

Centennial Viewpoint 402 Mountain View Dr.

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1533 22nd St. NE

Evergreen Way and Olive Ave. SE

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Game Farm Game Farm Wilderness 15th St. & C St.

Indian Tom Park

6th St. & Henry Rd. NE

411 E St. NE

Tents and Party Rents

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11th St. and Auburn Way S

Mill Pond

3030 R St. SE

GSA Park

1306 69th St. SE

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Bakery/Desserts Legendary Doughnuts

Auburn Transit Station 253-735-1399

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Celebrating 40 Years in Auburn!

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Elected Officials KING COUNTY County Executive: Dow Constantine (206) 296-4040 Metropolitan King County Council Councilman Pete von Reichbauer, District 7, which includes Auburn (206) 296-1007 STATE General information (800) 448-4881

Sen. Mark Miloscia (360) 786-7658 Rep. Linda Kochmar (360) 786-7898 Rep. Carol Gregory (360) 786-7830

Rep. Pat Sullivan (360) 786-7858 NATIONAL Patty Murray (206) 553-5545 Maria Cantwell (888) 648-7328

U.S. Representatives Adam Smith, 9th District, which includes west Auburn (425) 793-5180 Dave Reichert, 8th District, which includes east Auburn (206) 498-8103

Legislature - 31st District, Sen. Pam Roach (360) 786-7660 Rep. Drew Stokesbary (360) 786-7846

Gov. Jay Inslee (360) 902-4111

Rep. Christopher Hurst (360) 786-7866

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (360) 753-6200

Legislature - 47th District

Legislature - 30th District, which includes Algona and Pacific

Rep. Mark Hargrove (360) 786-7918

Sen. Joe Fain (360) 786-7692

8th District House Rep. Dave Reichert and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus

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SKCAC Industries and Employment Services

is seeking business and community members to assist us in our mission of empowering people with developmental disabilities through gainful employment opportunities. What can you do? • Hire a reliable employee (training and support provided by SKCAC) • Give SKCAC a packaging/assembly job to quote • Make a tax deductible contribution to support our mission • Sponsor our breakfast June 3, 2015

Need more information? Debbie Meyers, Executive Director 19731 Russell Road South, Kent, WA 98032-1117• 253-395-1240 •


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Mayor's Office (Mayor and City Council) Mayor Nancy Backus Tamie Bothell, Executive Assistant to the Mayor  Michael Hursh, Director of Administration

Auburn Services 253-931-3041 253-876-1941 253-931-3041 253-804-5029

Duanna Richards, Neighborhood Programs Manager 


Airport: 400 23rd ST NE 253-333-6821 Airport Management Group - Kasey Maiorca Noise Complaint Form  253-333-6821

City Attorney  Dan Heid, City Attorney  City Clerks 


Daryl Faber, Director 

Dan Repp, Utilities Engineer 


Human Resources/ Risk Management/Facilities 253-931-3040

Maintenance & Operations: 1305 C ST SW 



Rob Roscoe, Assistant Director 



Job Line 


Janine Poulsen, Maintenance and Operations Support Manager 


Innovation & Technology: 1 E Main ST

Allen Hunter, Water Manager 


Ron Tiedeman, Director 

Randy Bailey, Assistant Director 

Josh Flanders, Water Distribution Supervisor 


253-804-5078 253-288-3160

Webmaster Jail (Provided by SCORE South) 


Phil Ast, Water Operations Supervisor 


Chad Jordison, Sewer/Storm Manager 

King County District Court – South Division: 340 E Main ST  800-325-6165 X59200



Todd Bright, Storm Supervisor 


Museum (White River Valley Museum) 918 H ST SE  253-288-7433


Terry Vandecar, Sewer Supervisor  David Ornsbey, Street/Vegetation Manager 


Erik Cottle, Vegetation Supervisor 


Cemetery: 2020 Mountain View DR253-931-3028 Craig Hudson, Manager 

Pablo Para, Traffic Engineer 



Dani Daskam, City Clerk 


Records Clerk 


Community Development & Public Works: 1 E Main ST, 2nd floor  253-931-3090 Kevin Snyder, Director 


Darcie Hanson, Administrative & Business Services Manager


Community Development Services


Jeff Tate, Assistant Director 


Chris Andersen, Environmental Services Manager 


Elizabeth Chamberlain, Planning Services Manager 


Jeff Dixon, Principal Planner 



Mark Bjork, Traffic Signal Maintenance 


Economic Development 


Doug Lein, Economic Development Manager 


Emergency Management: 1 E Main ST


Email Emergency Management Finance: 1 E Main ST, 2nd floor 


Shelley Coleman, Director 


Solid Waste/Recycling Customer Care 253-931-3047 Utilities (Billing) 


Monty Bakken, Development Engineer 253-804-5073

Fire (Provided by Valley Regional Fire Authority)  253-288-5800

Engineering Services: 1 E Main ST253-931-3010

Eric Robertson, Administrator 

Ingrid Gaub, Assistant Director & City Engineer 

Golf Course: 29630 Green River RD SE


253-288-5800 253-833-2350

Patricia Cosgrove, Director  Parks, Arts & Recreation: 910 9TH ST SE

253-288-7433 253-931-3043

Daryl Faber, Director 


Brian Petty, Recreation Manager 


Julie Krueger, Rec Special Programs/Mktg Manager


Radine Lozier, Supervisor/Senior Activity Center


Mike Miller, Parks Maintenance Manager


Police: 340 E Main ST, Suite 201 (call 911 in case of emergency) 


Bob Lee, Police Chief 


Steve Stocker, Investigations Commander 


File a police report online Hotline (online request form) 



253-931-3048 opt. 7

Pothole Patrol 

253-931-3048 opt. 1

Report Spills and Water Pollution 253-931-3048 opt. 8

Auburn Public Transportation King County Metro Transit Metro Transit is the local transit operator for King County, providing local bus services that link destinations within the community and provide regional connections at the downtown Auburn Transit Center and the Auburn 15th ST NW Park & Ride. Metro Transit has more than ten bus routes serving Auburn, including some DART routes. Two transit routes have teamed up to provide Auburn residents and visitors access to some of Auburn's most popular destinations. Metro routes 910 and 919and provide service to the Auburn SuperMall, YMCA, Auburn Library, Auburn Senior Center, Downtown Auburn, and the North Auburn Business District.

DART DART (Dial-A-Ride Transit) offers variable routing in some areas within King County. By using vans that can go off regular routes to pick up and drop off passengers within a defined service area, DART service may allow you to arrange for transit service closer to a location. DART does not go door-to-door. It operates on a fixed schedule, but one that has more flexibility than regular Metro Transit buses. The cost for DART service is the same as regular bus rides on Metro and is available to everyone. To use DART, call toll-free 1-866-261-DART(3278) or 1-800-246-1646 (TTY). ACCESS Metro Transit also operates ACCESS Transportation, a paratransit service providing door-to-door, sharedride van transportation within most of King County. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires

curb-to-curb paratransit service as a safety net for persons whose disabilities prevent use of accessible noncommuter, fixed-route bus service. Complementary paratransit service is intended to offer a comparable level of service to that provided by regular bus service. SOUND TRANSIT (SOUNDER TRAIN) Sound Transit operates the Sounder commuter rail service on the Tacoma-Seattle route via the BNSF Railway. Sound Transit provides weekday peak-hour trips northbound to Seattle in the AM and southbound to Tacoma in the PM. Additional special-event service to and from games for the Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders FC is offered on selected weekends. Currently, nine trains operate in each direction between Tacoma and Seattle each weekday completing the commuter rail service specified in Sound Move, Sound Transit's Phase I investment package.

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Community Events 253-931-3043

10TH ANNUAL DADDY KIDSDAY SOUNDBITES The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inAuburn’s newest concert series - a lively, eclectic DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT An evening your little girl will never forget! Dads, grandfathers, uncles or big brothers, take your little girl (age 4-10) out for a night of fun, and her first date. Join us for a catered appetizer dinner & dessert, music spun by a DJ, dancing, and fun activities. It's a perfect occasion to wear that party dress. Professional 5” x 7” photograph and party favor for girl included. Space is limited. Ticket sales begin in early December. Pre-registration Required. For tickets call 253-931-3043. • February 2016, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St SE $45/couple ~ $10 each additional daughter (non-resident fees apply) 253-931-3043 /


The annual community volunteering effort is back! Volunteers will work on various projects to beautify Auburn. Call 253-931-3043 to RSVP. Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:30 a.m. – Check-in and Breakfast, Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main Street 8:45 a.m. – Volunteers arrive at project location 253-931-3043 /


An event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. The event kicks off with a Dog Trot Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. The event also includes live entertainment, Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships, pony rides, an agility area, the ‘Unleashed’ pet contest, face painting, petting zoo and other children’s activities, more than 150 vendor booths, pet adoptions, exams, vaccinations and other related services, giveaways, food vendors and lots of activities to keep humans and pets entertained. Sponsors include Banfield Pet Hospital, Del’s Feed & Farm Supply/Tractor Supply, Petco and 100.7 The Wolf. Stage Entertainment: The Parrot Lady, Reptile Isle, North West Animal Adventures and more! • Saturday, May 16, 2015 Dog Trot - 9:30 a.m. (registration fees apply) Petpalooza – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Game Farm Park, 3030 R ST SE Free event! 253-931-3043 /


flatable rides, mini golf, arts & crafts, face painting, activities and information fair featuring more than 90 vendors, food concessions and more. Main Stage Entertainment: Recess Monkey, Eric Ode, Ian Dobson’s World of Percussion and more! Friday, June 19, 2015, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE Free 253-931-3043 /


Celebrate our country’s birthday at Les Gove Park in Auburn. This hometown event features a kids’ bike parade, live entertainment on two stages, 8+ inflatable rides, a climbing wall and euro-bungy trampolines, a trackless train, a petting zoo and pony carousel, bingo, bocce, a car show, gaming stations, over 50 craft artists, a book sale, food concessions, a spray park and much more! The naturally shaded park will keep you cool during the afternoon. Purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities! Wristband sales begin at 10 a.m. Live Entertainment: Mr. Pink, Spazmatics, Doublewide, Ian McFermon Band and more! Saturday, July 4, 2015, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ***Wristband sales begin at 10 a.m. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE Free entertainment and admission. Unlimited rides/ activities for only $5. 253-931-3043 /


Exciting performances designed just for kids! This ‘kid-approved’ series is enjoyable for wee ones through tweens! Pack a lunch and enjoy the amenities Les Gove Park has to offer, including a new, state-of-the-art playground and a refreshing spray park, a 1/2 mile trail, the White River Valley Museum and more! Wednesdays, Noon July 8 – Aug. 12 Les Gove Park Free 253-931-3043 Line up: Wed., July 8 – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies Wed., July 15 – Louie Foxx’s One Man Side Show Wed., July 22 – Recess Monkey Wed., July 29 – Reptile Isle Wed., Aug. 5 – Entertainer TBA Wed., Aug. 12 – Entertainer TBA

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music series certain to quench your ears and appetite! Thursdays, Noon July 16 – Aug. 13 City Hall Plaza & Plaza Park, 25 West Main Street Free 253-931-3043 /

SUMMER SOUNDS AND CINEMA Great music and fun family movies make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family. Fridays, 7 – 11 p.m., various parks in Auburn, Free 253-931-3043 / Line up: Friday, July 31, Lea Hill Park, 12305 SE 316th St • Concert: Entertainer TBA • Featured Movie: Big Hero 6 (PG) Friday, Aug. 7, Sunset Park, 1306 69th Street SE • Concert: Social Network • Featured Movie: Frozen Sing-A-Long (PG) Friday, Aug.14, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE • Concert: The Fabulous Murphtones • Featured Movie: Planes Fire & Rescue (PG)

LADIES & LIL’ GENTS A Mother-Son date night you won’t want to miss! This 3rd annual event includes open-play in the gym, while a DJ spins lively party music and some dance tunes. The event also offers a hands-on wood craft project. A special guest will perform from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Included in the ticket price is a professional 5” x 7” photo, dessert and light refreshments. This is sure to be a fun-filled, active first date for your special little boy that will create memories that will be More Than You Imagined! Bring your camera to capture your special night. Saturday, September 26, 2015 6 – 8:30 p.m. The GYM @ Les Gove Park $25/couple ~ $8 each additional son (non-resident fees apply) 253-931-3043 /


A unique outdoor event that is a nod to the City's tagline! S'mores, live music, storytelling by a bon fire. An evening of fun that you can't find anywhere else. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m. Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Rd. Free 253-931-3043 –


This haunting event will include games, crafts, face painting, scary cookies, cauldrons of punch. Your little goblin will not want to miss this event! Bring a can of food for admission to support the Auburn Food Bank. Oct. 24, 2015, 2 -5 p.m. Washington Elementary School, 20 E Street NE Free 253 931-3043 –


One of the largest Veterans Day Parades west of the Mississippi, with an extra-special 50th anniversary celebration in 2015! The mile-long Veterans Day Parade proceeds west on Main Street from E Street SE to A Street NW in Auburn and will include a military flyover, marching bands, honor guards, military marching units and vehicles, veterans units, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars and more. The day kicks off with a breakfast, sponsored by the American Legion, which is followed by a Remembrance Ceremony. A Static Display & Exhibit Showcase is held along the parade route from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Auburn Noon Lions Luncheon and an open house at the VFW follow the parade. The day is complete after the state's largest Marching Band and Field Competition awards its winners at Auburn High School Stadium. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, Parade at 11 a.m. Parade down Main Street in Auburn Free 253-931-3043 /


A festive and fun children’s parade, which is followed by a community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and City Hall lighting show. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 4 p.m. in front of City Hall. Join us before the parade at the Snack and Craft event from 2-4 p.m. at Washington Elementary. The Auburn Avenue Theater will host a special holiday performance as well. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, Parade at 4:30 p.m. Parade down Main Street in Auburn Free 253-931-3043 /


Join us for a festive holiday breakfast and an opportunity to visit and take pictures with Santa. Our guests will also enjoy special entertainment. Sorry, no registrations will be taken at the door. Saturday, December 12, 2015 Seatings at 8:30am and 11 a.m. Auburn Senior Activity Center $5-$8/person 253-931-3043 /


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Wesley Homes Lea Hill 253.875.6000 Wesley Homes Home Health 866.850.5774 (toll-free)

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