Sponsor an Event
Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services hosts a variety of family events. Sponsorship opportunities for the following events: Outdoor Movie Nites, Sand Sculpting Contest, Yost Pool Banner, Belly Flop Contest, Bird Fest and Write on the Sound Writers' Conference. To sponsor an event contact 425.771.0230.
Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund
The Youth Scholarship Fund enables Edmonds' children, ages 18 and under, to participate in Edmonds Parks & Recreation programs that wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity. Invest in youth and give the gift of recreation by lending a helping hand. The following programs support the Youth Scholarship Fund: Day Camp Children's Carnival, Celebration of Lights and Belly Flop Contest. Send your donations to City of Edmonds, Youth Scholarship Fund, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020. Application
Edmonds Arts Commission Scholarship Program
The Edmonds Arts Commission awards up to $3000 annually to students who are residents of Edmonds and are pursuing post secondary education and a career in the literary or performing arts. No more than $2000 will be awarded to any one applicant. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from community events sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission and private donations to the scholarship fund. Donations are tax deductible. For more information contact the Edmonds Arts Commission staff at 425.771.0228.
Parks Trust Fund
The City of Edmonds established the Parks Trust Fund in 2003 to support individual parks programs. These tax deductible donations will be kept in the fund with the interest being used to support the programs in accordance with the donor’s wishes. Other charitable gifts such as stocks, life insurance, bequests in wills, or gift annuities are accepted. The Parks Trust Fund supports three specific programs: Flower Program, Environmental/Beach Ranger Program and Yost Pool. Complete this form to make a gift or contact 425.771.0256 to explore the gifting opportunity for you.
Flower Basket Pole Program
The City of Edmonds Arts Commission started a program in 2010 to replace the existing flower basket poles. Unique artwork will be installed on the top of each pole creating a gallery of small sculptural elements along Edmonds’ downtown streets and providing visual interest during the months without flower baskets. Donors are invited to purchase a unique flower basket pole to commemorate or honor a person or organization with a small plaque. The tax deductible donation is $2000. For more information call 425.771.0228.
Adopt-A-Flower Basket Program (click here) all baskets adopted for 2013
Adopt-A-Corner Park Program (click here)
Memorial Fir Trees
Living fir trees are available to memorialize for a $100 donation each fall. These trees are strung with lights during the holiday season and placed outside of City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center. A laminated sign with your choice of words is placed at the base of the tree and a small permanent plate will be placed on the Memorial Plaque inside the Frances Anderson Center. After the holiday season the trees are planted in the interior of Yost Park. For more information call 425.71.0232. Purchase deadline is mid-November.
Street Trees (no tree sites available at this time)
For information call 425.771.0232.
Gifts Catalog Fund (site specific park amenities)
For more information call 425.771.0232.
Celebration of Lights
Each November the Celebration of Lights program provides an opportunity to light a light for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one. Donations are $5 per light. A living fir tree strung with lights is placed near the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center and all donor names are noted on the main floor bulletin board. Additional donor dollars receive stars next to name. Donations benefit the Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund. Contact 425.771.0230 for more information.