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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
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Urban Forest Management Plan

We are in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

The City Council has voted to discontinue further work on this project. Click here to learn more about the project history. 
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Citizens' Housing Commission

Follow along at the project website
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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.

Seaview Playground Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for July 24th

City to Celebrate the Opening of its First Inclusive-style Playground
SEAVIEW PLAYGROUND Ribbon Cutting scheduled for10am, Wednesday, July 24th

The City of Edmonds is pleased to announce that the inclusive playground at Seaview Park is near completion. The playground features play activities for children of all abilities including a poured in place fall surface material and multiple interactive spaces accessible at ground level AND a challenging climbing structure. In addition, the swings have been expanded from four (4) to seven (7) with the addition of an adaptive swing, a disc swing and a toddler bucket swing.

“As a neighborhood playground, we designed this in partnership with the Seaview community, we are very appreciative of the Edmonds City Council and Councilmember Nelson for their support in ensuring we had the resources necessary to be inclusive in our approach to the Seaview Playground,” stated City of Edmonds Deputy Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Burley.

You are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Seaview Park, 80thAve W & 186thSt. SW.

For more information regarding the Seaview Playground Ribbon Cutting contact Shannon Burley, Deputy Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director 425-771-0232 orshannon.burley@edmondswa.gov.

Dog Rules in Parks Have Changed

City code has been simplified, let us clarify where you can and cannot take your dogs...

City Council has approved an updated code regarding dogs in parks on a trial basis. Dogs in parks must remain on a leash and in the owner’s control. Here in Edmonds we do not have a significant dog enforcement team and appreciate the efforts of dog owners to self-police. In addition to expanding opportunities for pet owners, the parks crew will be installing additional dog waste stations in parks. Click here for questions and answers regarding dogs in parks wtih our Parks Director, Carrie Hite

"Walk Back in Time" Cemetery Tour Highlighting Edmonds Educators

Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board invite you to attend the “Walk Back in Time” tour and Open House on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The tour will be guided by Edmonds Cemetery Board Members and Friends of the Cemetery and will start at 1 pm at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium 820 15th St. SW.

There is a story of birth and death behind each headstone at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium. Join us for the 30th annual walk as members of the Edmonds Cemetery Board highlight selected Educators’ gravesites with stories from Edmonds past. You're invited to bring your own stories and family history to share too. Research suggests that 30 or more educators dating back to the very first teacher are buried in our city’s cemetery!

For comfort, bring an umbrella for shade, rain or a walking stick. The tour will last about an hour. Be prepared to walk on uneven ground. Refreshments will be served.

For questions please contact Melissa Johnson, Cemetery Board Member at 425-672-1272

South Snohomish County Educational Bike Rides

Bike2Health programming was developed to connect and strengthen the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace. This program is for residents living in these cities only.Grab those handlebars and join Cascade Bicycle Club for FREE family-friendly bike rides! As part of this program, the Cascade Bicycle Club is leading beginner-friendly rides this Summer in South Snohomish County. Cascade's trained education staff offer tips on: basic bike handling skills; navigating routes; and group etiquette during these fun and relaxed rides.

Participants can expect:
·        Leisurely pace, flat terrain, relatively short, on protected bike paths or low-traffic streets, regular stops and guided support

Participants must:

·        Have basic bike handling skills; wear a helmet; use a bike without training wheels (balance bikes are okay); and be no younger than 6 years old.

Weekly & monthly rides are scheduled from June through September, 2019
·        Edmonds Bike Rides Start from City Park  (600 3rd Ave. S)
·        June, July, and August - weekly every Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.
·        Saturday, September 14th  - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Please click on the following link to register for one of these rides: https://www.cascade.org/bike2health

Bike2Health Project - Bicycle Counts Continue

The Cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace continue to conduct their bike counts via cameras and tube counters to determine how the new routes and bicycle ride-along programs (in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club), affect South Snohomish County bicycle ridership. These counts will occur quarterly until November 2019. The next round of bicycle counts is scheduled for July 16-18 at the following locations: Location City

·        76th Avenue W & Olympic View Drive - Edmonds
·        9th Avenue S & Walnut Street - Edmonds
·        76th Avenue W & 212th Street SW - Edmonds/Lynnwood
·        52nd Avenue W & 212th Street SW - Lynnwood
·        200th Street SW & 48th Avenue W - Lynnwood
·        68th Avenue W & 200th Street SW - Lynnwood
·        56th Avenue W & 230th Street SW - Mountlake Terrace
·        80th Avenue W & 224th Street SW - Edmonds

Mayor Earling Announces Resignation of Parks Director Carrie Hite

City Council President Annouces Citizens' Housing Commission Assignments

Edmonds City Council President announces Citizens’ Housing Commission assignments

Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas announced Monday the Councilmember assignments for the newly-formed Citizens’ Housing Commission. The Citizens’ Housing Commission was created at the direction of the City Council on April 16, 2019 by Resolution # 1428 to “Develop, for Council consideration, diverse housing policy options designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds — irrespective of age, gender, race religious affiliation, physical disability, or sexual orientation.”

Each Councilmember is assigned a specific zone of the City; that Councilmember will conduct interviews of Housing Commission applicants who have applied to serve the Commission until its close on December 31, 2020. The commission will meet once a month in addition to Open Houses and Public Meetings. Zone 1 will be represented by Kristiana Johnson; Zone 2 will be represented by Dave Teitzel; Zone 3 will be represented by Adrienne Fraley-Monillas; Zone 4 will be represented by Mike Nelson; Zone 5 will be represented by Tom Mesaros; Zone 6 will be represented by Diane Buckshnis and Zone 7 will represented by Neil Tibbott. “I look forward to a new and exciting start for the Citizens’ Housing Commission,” Fraley-Monillas said Monday. 

Click here: to see the Census-based Zone Map.

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Senior Center Parking Lot to Close the Week of June 24

Parking lot will remain closed throughout construction of the new Waterfront Center

The Senior Center parking lot will officially be taken offline the week of June 24, 2019. The parking lot is expected to remain closed for 12 months as the current building is demolished and re-built and the parking lot and beachfront is improved. Details of the project can be found at: http://edmondssc.org/ewc/.

People are encouraged to park in the lot to the South of the Senior Center on the corner of W Dayton St. and Railroad Ave, near the entrance to Olympic Beach. For more information regarding the parking lot closure, planned parking lot improvements and the beach front improvements contact Carrie Hite, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director 425-771-0256 or carrie.hite@edmondswa.gov.

City Council Extends Housing Commission Application Timeline

June 21 is the new date for Citizens’ Housing Commission applications to be considered by the City Council. The Council approved the longer timeline to ensure more people had time to apply.

Currently, 124 applications have been submitted for 15 Commissioner positions and 8 alternates.

Applications are organized by area into seven “zones” with roughly equal populations. Each zone will have two Commissioners and one alternate appointed by a City Council member. The Mayor will make an appointment of one Commissioner and one alternate from the remaining applications. The “zones” system is intended to increase citywide input on housing policies.

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So far, each of the seven zones has at least ten applicants. (See map for the number of applicants by zone.)
All interested residents are encouraged to apply. More information is on the City’s website: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/.

The Housing Commission was authorized this spring by the City Council to get broad input on policy ideas for expanding the range of housing available in Edmonds.

Commissioners will have meetings at least once a month and will sponsor other events around the city to share information and hear from the public. By the end of 2020, the Housing Commission's recommendations are due to the City Council.

"Trees for Small Spaces" brochure issued by Citizens' Tree Board

 “Trees for Small Spaces”, a new brochure by the City of Edmonds Tree Board, is now available to the public.

The brochure, based on the concept of “the right tree in the right space”, has illustrations of attractive trees that grow well in small spaces and are suitable to our climate. For each tree variety, information is given about ultimate height, as well as water and light requirements.

The printed brochure is free and can be picked-up at the Green Resource Center, located on the 2nd Floor of Edmonds City Hall, and at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

It can be accessed online (or by going to the Resources tab on the City of Edmonds’ Tree Board webpage).

Information from the brochure will be the basis for a free community classroom event about planting and tree care at the Francis Anderson Center from 10 to noon on October 12th. The next issue of Craze will have more details about this event.

The Edmonds Tree Board is a seven-member volunteer board appointed by the City Council. It also has one alternate member, a student representative, and one City Council member liaison. The Tree Board is active in tree planting activities and providing education about trees.

 One of the Board’s newest members, Suzanne Juergensen, has been credited as the primary author of the “Trees for Small Spaces” brochure. Previously, the Tree Board created a brochure called “Before You Grab that Chainsaw…”, featuring alternatives to entirely cutting down a tree.


Tree Board Members, left to right starting with top row (standing): Gail Lovell, Vivian Olson (Co-Chair), Frank Caruso (Vice Chair), Doug Peterson, Steve Hatzenbeler.  Front row (sitting): Suzanne Juergensen, & Barbara Chase.  Not pictured is Bill Phipps (Co-Chair).


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