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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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Public Survey for Downtown Parking Study

Thanks to the over 700 people who participated in the online survey and the approximately 45 people who attended the Public Scoping Meeting on 8/8.  To view a video recording of the Public Scoping meeting, click here.  To view a summary report on the results of the public survey, click here.  
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Citizens' Housing Commission

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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.
APS Seaview APS193CD63C Final Sold 7 PhotoThe city’s first inclusive playground is slated to be installed late May / early June at Seaview Park. The playground which is 18 years old was slated for replacement this year in the Capital Improvement Program. Then, led by the efforts of Council member Mike Nelson, the City Council voted to add funds to upgrade the playground to be the first inclusive playground in Edmonds. 

Inclusive playgrounds seek to address the diverse developmental needs of children in the community by ensuring children of all abilities can interact, learn and play while nurturing physical, social-emotional, sensory, cognitive and communicative skill development.  After issuing a request for proposal the City received 11 design submissions for the playground. Those were narrowed down to three options following consultation with the parks department and two local families that have children that would benefit from this playground. Those three designs were voted on by the public receiving 899 unique responses (online and in person) and 397 comments; 349 votes were from individuals who live in the Seaview neighborhood.

“We have three children who play at Seaview Park nearly every day and we are so excited about this new playground,” said Edmonds Mom and Seaview resident Julie Kuehn. “Our oldest two daughters love to climb, swing and explore while our youngest son is unable to move around in his walker. We are honored to be a part of this process to bring a playground to Edmonds that will be fun for all children, regardless of their abilities.”

The new playground will feature two Cozy Spots which offer quiet or semi-enclosed spaces where children can seek sensory relief. Further it will feature several areas in which Social Activities are designed to take place encouraging cooperation. Specifically, the activity panels create social dialog through fantasy play. This playground will feature custom inclusive play panels that offer a large variety of play opportunities while providing space for those in adaptive devices to access them.

The residents of Seaview communicated their love of swings at the park which led to an increase in swinging opportunities. The new park will feature 4 traditional belt swings across the path from the playground adjacent to the restrooms. In addition, the playground will feature a toddler swing, an adaptive swing with a molded seat, high back and adjustable harness and neutral body position as well as a Disc Swing allowing multiple users and/or care givers to have fun and develop whole body awareness. The previous playground had 4 swings, the new design will feature 7.

APS Seaview APS193CD63C Final Sold 1 PhotoOne of the largest enhancements is the fall surface material. This playground will feature a No Fault Safety Surface made of latex free, non-toxic rubber. The surface is porous and slip resistant, seamless and ADA accessible. It is made of recycled, environmentally friendly material and is LEED compliant. This surface will allow children in adaptive mobility devices to move about the playground freely, something that the typical engineered wood fiber material was not able to do.

Finally, the playground will also feature a large climbing structure intended to provide developmental benefits such as balance, agility, upper and lower body strength and decision-making skills. When children climb they develop confidence and take age appropriate risks that help build skills to help them throughout their lives.

In addition to the playground the Parks Crew is planning to improve the path from parking to the playground, remove a few trees that are impeding on the sewer line and sidewalk (replanting a minimum of three trees for each tree removed), additional striping and marking of ADA parking spaces and a full resurfacing of the tennis courts. The restrooms at Seaview Park were refurbished in 2018.

If you have questions regarding the new playground at Seaview Park please contact Shannon Burley at 425-771-0232 or Shannon.burley@edmondswa.gov.

City Hires New State Legislative Lobbyist

Debora Munguia picDebora Munguia Will Serve Edmonds in Olympia

(Edmonds, WA) - After several years of outstanding service by Olympia lobbyist Jennifer Ziegler, who is cutting back her workload in 2020, Mayor Earling has engaged the services of Olympia-based Debora Munguia to provide government relations and lobbyist services in 2020. read more

Edmonds Marsh Project Awarded NFWF Funding

Edmonds Marsh Daylighting Project Awarded $450,000 for Design Work

(Edmonds, WA) – The City of Edmonds is excited to have received a notice of an award of $450,000 in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resiliency Fund to further design of the Edmonds Marsh Daylighting Project, which seeks to reestablish the hydraulic connection between the Edmonds Marsh and Puget Sound and restore significant fish and wildlife habitat that has been lost over time. read more 

Tree Board has Vacancies to Fill

The Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board has several member positions plus an alternate member position that may be available in January 2020. The City is seeking applications for these positions.

The Citizens’ Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit. Tree Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, starting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N, Edmonds. Members may assist with special events, such as tree planting for Arbor Day.

More information about the Tree Board is on the Tree Board website
Board members must live within the Edmonds city limits. Interests or backgrounds in urban forestry, horticulture, and habitat enviroscaping are encouraged but not required

Each councilmember appoints one Tree Board member to a term that matches the term of the appointing councilmember. The alternate member is appointed by the council president to a one-year term. All appointments must be confirmed by a majority of the full city council.

The application form is available as follows:

Online at:          www.edmondswa.gov Go to Boards and Commissions under the government tab and click on current openings

Other:  

E-mail:          jana.spellman@edmondswa.gov to have an application e-mailed to you.

At City Hall:   First and Second Floor Reception desks 121 5th Ave N Edmonds, WA.

Call:              425.771.0220 to have application mailed to you.

Applications must be submitted to the City by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019.



See application form for submission information.

Mayor Earling Offers Comments on the Effects of Initiative 976

Passage of I-976 May Mean up to $700,000 Hit to Transportation Budget

(Edmonds, WA) - A STATEMENT BY MAYOR EARLING:

After clear passage by Washington voters of Initiative 976, aimed at rolling back automobile license tab fees to just $30, the impacts to Edmonds, the Puget Sound Region, and the State are just starting to be estimated. One thing is certain: cutbacks across the board and around the state may need to become a reality. read more

Attention Food Service Businesses! - New ordinances take effect January 1, 2020

Reminder: New food service ordinances take effect January 1, 2020. Ordinance #4145 adopts a city-wide ban on use of noncompostable single use plastic utensils by food service businesses. Ordinance #4139 adopts a ban on the use of non-compostable food service containers by food service businesses wtihin the City of Edmonds. For more information, click here.

City and Ed! Announce 3rd Annual Amateur Caroling Contest

City and Ed! announce third annual amateur caroling contest in downtown Edmonds. For more information click here.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Recruiting Chaperones for the 2020 Student Exchange

Chaperones to lead a group of 10 local students ages 14-18 on this two week exchange

1049 MMS 1564393556655 attachment1 20190729 175109(Edmonds – WA) Every summer students from the Edmonds area visit our Sister City of Hekinan, Japan for a two week stay. Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for educators interested in co-leading this trip during the last two weeks of July 2020. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission. This program has organized exchanges between the two Sister Cities for over 500 middle and high school aged students. Press Release | Application

Edmonds Sells Civic Park Bonds at Favorable Rate

Interest cost to City lower than expected

(Edmonds, WA) – On the heels of last week’s Standard & Poor’s award of its highest, “AAA” credit rating to the City of Edmonds, today’s sale of bonds for the development of Civic Park exceeded expectations, with a favorably low interest cost offered by the winning firm, Raymond James & Associates. read more

Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market Returns for 2019

The Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market returns for a fifth season. Starts Saturday, November 9, 2019. For more information click here

Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market Returns for 2019

The Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market returns for a fifth season. Starts Saturday, November 9, 2019. For more information click here

S&P Global Ratings assigned its AAA rating to Edmonds

sandpStandard & Poor’s Global Ratings assigned its coveted “AAA” long-term rating to the City of Edmonds, a first in the City’s history. The international credit-ratings firm declared their outlook as “stable” for the Edmonds financial picture in assigning its triple-A rating for series 2019 limited tax general obligation bonds. Read the Full Report Here

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