• The City of Edmonds is committed to reducing pesticide use in its parks and has achieved a 60% reduction since 2008 by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to landcare. Using an IPM approach protects a systems’ natural balance, and keeps unnecessary chemicals out of the environment. This approach has enabled many areas within the Edmonds parks system to be managed and maintained as pesticide free. Learn more about IPM in Edmonds Parks here.


  • Parks crews have installed drip irrigation systems to replace overhead irrigation in the downtown planter beds and portions of the Frances Anderson Center. This method of delivering water directly to vegetation has outstanding results and these plants and flowers have flourished. There is also no wasted water running down the street, and it has reduced water consumption and costs by 70 percent. Parks crew will continue to install drip irrigation systems throughout the City’s park system.