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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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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.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

Click here for project information and updates.

Yep, I’m talking about pet waste. Dog poop. Cat feces. We’ve all come across it, at one time or another. On the sidewalk, at the beach, in our gardens, on our SHOES! Just think - there are approximately 160,000 dogs in Snohomish County, and they produce the same amount of waste as about 40,000 people (the population of Edmonds).

drain copySo each time it rains, any pet waste left on the sidewalk or at the park is picked up by stormwater and washed into storm drains. It then goes into our storm drains, and is eventually discharged, untreated, to our creeks, Lake Ballinger, or Puget Sound. Remember, pet waste is raw sewage and contains harmful organisms that can make humans sick. Pet waste is one of the leading causes of surface water contamination.

In addition, it’s a violation of Edmonds City Code to leave your pet’s waste in public areas. Chapter 5.05.070 Public Safety/Animal Control specifies that it is unlawful for animal owners to allow their pets to deposit waste in public areas, unless that waste is picked up immediately. Additionally, pet owners need to be prepared to pick up any pet waste that might get deposited – bring your bags! Once it’s picked up, throw the poop in the trash. And don’t forget to wash your hands.

dogHere are some traditional disposal methods that are less effective in keeping pet waste out of our surface waters:

• Flushing – this method of pet waste disposal is less practical (picture yourself carrying a bag, or better yet a shovel, of pet waste into your bathroom).

• Composting – yard waste bins don’t get hot enough to kill harmful bacteria, and this creates contaminated compost. Save the biodegradable bags for your food waste, and use recycled plastic bags!

• Burying – some pathogens from pet waste can last up to 4 years in soil, which can result in contaminated backyards and streams.

When you’re walking your pet around town, head out to one of the 8 locations in Edmonds where pet waste bags are supplied by our Parks Department (see below). Or go the Off-Leash Area Edmonds (managed by volunteers – www.olae.org) at Marina Beach Park.

scoopLocations of pet waste bag dispensers in City of Edmonds Parks

• Sunset Avenue (between Bell St and Caspers St) - 1 dispenser at each end of Sunset Avenue N.

• Edmonds City Park (600 3rd Ave S) - 1 dispenser at trail entrance to southeast wooded area.

• Yost Park (9535 Bowdoin Way) - 1 dispenser in upper parking lot near playground and 1 near pool service road/inner trail access.

• Pine Ridge Park (20330 83rd Ave W) - 1 dispenser near north parking lot at gate/trail access.

• Hickman Park (23700 104th Ave W) - 1 dispenser in SE corner of park.

• Mini Park (131 Sunset Ave) - 1 dispenser on north edge of park just off sidewalk.

•Hutt Park (92nd Ave and 187th Ave SW) - 1 dispenser near south entrance off 187th.

•7th & Elm Park - 1 dispenser in center of park near road.

Remember, pets don’t have thumbs, so they need us to pick up after them!!

Questions or comments? Contact Mike Cawrse, City of Edmonds Stormwater Technician, at (425) 771-0220 x1322 or michael.cawrse@edmondswa.gov.

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Hekinan Gift of Cloisonné Art

Hekinan gift artworkEdmonds, WA – This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship established in 1988 between Hekinan, Japan and the City of Edmonds. In April 2018 May Earling led a delegation of local residents to Hekinan to celebrate the relationship as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the City of Hekinan. At that time Mayor Earling and Mary Negita exchanged gifts at a reception in Hekinan, with Edmonds receiving a framed cloisonné image of Mount Fuji from Hekinan. In late October Mayor Negita and a delegation of Hekinan residents will travel to Edmonds for a week. read more

Community Meeting Scheduled June 7 for Creative District Application

A community meeting is scheduled June 7th for Creative District Application. City engages public to ready itself for state application. For more information click here. 

New Website Promotes Visiting Edmonds

VisitEdmonds.com Has New Look & Feel, with Enhanced Functionality

(Edmonds, WA) - After several months of research, collaboration and hard work, the City of Edmonds is promoting its new and improved VisitEdmonds.com website. While the City has had a tourism-promotion website for several years, the current version of VisitEdmonds.com was just debuted earlier this year with a new look and feel, more photographs and imagery than ever, and a more comprehensive presentation of all that Edmonds has to offer. read more

Flag Lowering Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

flag half staffFriday, May 18, 2018 through Tuesday, March 22, 2018 ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.

Draft Housing Strategy Issued

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018

 
Draft Housing Strategy issued

 
(Edmonds - WA) How the City of Edmonds can help meet housing needs is the subject of a draft housing strategy, just released.  It is online at www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

The draft strategy recognizes different levels of need, from people with very low-incomes to typical young families, seniors, and others who seek affordable housing and more housing choices.

It suggests ideas for the City to incentivize affordable housing, reduce some code barriers, dedicate resources, and partner with non-profit organizations.  For example, a high priority is encouraging more housing near transit.  The City has already begun some actions to encourage more affordable housing, such as planning for growth in the Highway 99 area.

Highlights of the draft strategy will be featured at an open house on May 21, 6:00 pm, at City Hall, 3rd floor Brackett Room.  The open house kicks off the public review process. 

On May 23, the Planning Board will have an introduction to the draft strategy.  The Board will hold a public hearing on June 13. 

After further review and possible changes, the draft strategy will come before the City Council later this summer.  The Council will hold additional meetings, consider information and input, and decide what actions to take.

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Housing Task Force Holds Open House

Housing Task Force Holds Open House

 
(Edmonds - WA) Housing needs and affordability—and what the City can do about it—will be the focus of an open house May 21, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Brackett Room, Edmonds City Hall 3rd floor, 121 5th Ave. N.  A presentation will begin at 6:30.

The event is part of a public process for developing a strategy to increase the supply of affordable housing for a range of incomes and to meet diverse housing needs. 

“Given the cost of housing,” said Shane Hope, Development Services Director and the City’s lead on housing issues, “this is a very timely event.  Our mayor and city council are all very supportive of finding ways to meet the needs and they welcome community involvement.”

Before and after the 6:30 pm presentation, city staff will be available for questions and conversation.  Large display boards and handouts will be on view throughout the evening to show ideas being considered.

The Housing Strategy Task Force, appointed by Mayor Dave Earling last August, is sponsoring the open house for the City and will be considering the results.  By June, the Task Force expects to make a recommendation for a housing strategy. 

The draft strategy will get more public review and be considered by the Planning Board and the City Council over the summer.  Ultimately, the City Council will decide on any actions to adopt or implement the strategy.

For information about the Task Force or the City’s work to develop a housing strategy, see:  www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

Edmonds Construction Standard Details Updated

NOW PUBLISHED - a complete update of the City of Edmonds Construction Standard Details.  Details are available on the Public Works & Utilities webpage in PDF and DWG formats.

Flag Lowering in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

flag half staffTuesday, May 15, 2018 ~ in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day flags will be flown at half-staff.

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9
 
(Edmonds - WA) A draft Urban Forest Management Plan—sometimes called an urban tree plan—will be considered at a public hearing of the City’s Planning Board on May 9, 7:00 pm, at the Edmonds Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave N.
 
The draft plan was developed to provide guidance on managing the urban forest in Edmonds.  (The term “urban forest” means the trees in an urban area.)  The plan’s emphasis is on tree management at city properties and rights-of-way.  But some parts address both public and private property.

For more information about the draft plan, see the city website at:  http://www.edmondswa.gov/2011-07-27-22-31-43/urban-forest-mgmt-plan.html.
 
On April 5, the Tree Board reviewed the draft plan and, on April 19, interested citizens attended an open house about it.  A slightly revised draft will be considered at the May 9 public hearing.  The revisions make some clarifications and corrections to the background sections, but do not change the proposed recommendations.

 After the Planning Board’s May 9 public hearing, the Planning Board may have further discussion that same night and possibly at a follow-up meeting.  The draft plan then goes to the City Council, starting with a June 19 public hearing.  Ultimately, the Council will make the decision on adoption, amendment, or other action.

Free Styrofoam™ Recycling Events Coming to Edmonds

Styrofoam in cart copyStarting this June there will be a series of Styrofoam Recycling Eventsin Edmonds. Residents can drop off their bulky Styrofoam blocks and similar material for free, and the foam will be recycled! 


Questions about these drop-off events or any recycling issue please call the Edmonds Recycling Coordinator at 425-771-0235 or email recycleguy@edmondswa.gov.

2nd Round of Downtown Parking Enhancements

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The second round of downtown parking enhancements taking place this spring. Upwards of 75 additional spaces freed up for shoppers & visitors. For more information click here.

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