Nestled among the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains at 2200 feet above sea level, Roslyn is the gateway to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, crown jewel of the Central Cascades. Roslyn and the surrounding region abound with year-round recreational opportunities, and the eastern Washington climate provides an excellent escape when the weather is cooler, wetter and cloudier on the west side of the Cascades.

Roslyn itself provides a unique experience for visitors. With a current population of 1015, Roslyn is a small rural town. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic District in 1978, much of the original architectural style still exists. Old mine shafts, slag piles, coal sheds and other artifacts are further reminders of a bygone era. Though the mines closed in 1963, Roslyn's rich history and cultural heritage lives on and is celebrated during events like the Coal Miner's Festival, the Croatian Picnic, Black Pioneers Picnic, the Run to Roslyn, as well as many others including a Memorial Day event at showcases Roslyn's 26 Historic Cemeteries.

More recently, Roslyn was the setting for the popular Television show, Northern Exposure which aired from 1990 to 1995. Many of the homes and offices used in the show remain and are occupied today, including the Brick Tavern, the oldest operating tavern in the State of Washington.

Roslyn truly is a unique, vibrant community offering a lifestyle and visitor experience that is increasingly hard to find. Whether as a place to visit or to live, Roslyn, with its small town atmosphere, is great place to be...come join us!

Visitor Parking Pass from ParkMobile: Out-of-town visitors and tourists who come to Roslyn for vacation, recreation, shopping and playing, but go back home outside of Kittitas County, are asked to purchase a $5 daily parking pass. ParkMobile’s user-friendly system allows you to purchase the virtual pass in just a few minutes from your mobile device. Passes are good for parking anywhere in Roslyn; please also follow all posted parking regulations. Visit How To Use ParkMobile - 30 on Vimeo for a quick intro on using their services.

If you live, work, or do regular business in Roslyn or Upper County, you do not have to purchase a pass.

Revenue from the parking pass benefits the City’s street fund for maintenance, repairs, snow removal, safety and future improvements.