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  • HICKMAN PARK
  • MAPLEWOOD PARK
  • MARINA BEACH
  • MATHAY-BALLINGER PARK
   
Dog Friendly Parks

Off Leash Park


Off Leash Area Edmonds (OLAE website)

Edmonds' only off leash area is located at the southend of Marina Beach at 498 Admiral Way and is managed by a local non-profit.

Which of Edmonds parks allows dogs?

Eleven parks are open to dogs on leashes and only on designated paths/trails.  Both leash and scoop laws are strictly enforced and must be observed when using the following parks:

  1. Edmonds City Park (southeast wooded area)
  2. Haines Wharf Park (paved walkways)
  3. Hickman Park (paved and wooded paths)
  4. Hutt Park (trails)
  5. Maplewood Park (trails)
  6. Mathay-Ballinger (turf area)
  7. Pine Ridge Park (inner trails)
  8. Seaview Park (paved walkways)
  9. Sierra Park (paved walkways)
  10. Sunset Avenue (west of Sunset Ave, between Bell St & Caspers St)
  11. Yost Park (inner trails, Shell Valley area)

Dog License

Dog licenses are mandatory for all dog park users.  Owners of unlicensed pets are subject to monetary fines, possible removal of the animal and other judicial punishments.  Edmonds residents can purchase pet licenses over the counter at the Edmonds Police Department more details.

Integrated Pest Management in Edmonds Parks

Girl blowing dandelion fluff copyThe 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 park maintenance.

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.


What is Integrated Pest Management?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a multifaceted and adaptive approach to controlling pests such as insects, rodents, weeds, and plant diseases. IPM employs physical, mechanical, biological, and evaluative processes for pest control to minimize damage to the landscape and the surrounding environment; chemical treatments are used as a last resort, and the least toxic chemicals are preferred.

An IPM approach strives to achieve long-term, sustainable prevention of pest problems through regular monitoring to determine if and when treatment is needed. Public safety and short- and long-term cost effectiveness are also considered when deciding among prevention and treatment options.

In IPM, pest control decisions are based on agreed upon Threshold and Action levels.
Threshold level: The point at which a pest population will cause unacceptable impact to public safety, natural or managed ecosystems (including aesthetic value and economic damage), or to the function or service life of facilities.
Action level: The point at which action must be taken to prevent a pest population at a specific location from reaching the Threshold level.

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Keys to Successful IPM

Successful IPM both improves the look and health of our parks and reduces pesticide use. The primary keys to success using an IPM approach are:

  • Proper care to keep plants healthy and disease-resistant

  • Routine plant monitoring for early pest detection

  • Correct pest identification and diagnosis

  • Understanding pest life cycle and behaviors in order to target appropriate treatment

 

Park Rules

Park in designated areas only.  The following activities are prohibited in all city parks, beaches and playgrounds, unless otherwise posted: 

  • Littering/Dumping
  • Vandalism
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Possession
  • Discharge of Firearms
  • Horses
  • Fireworks
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Collecting shells, marine life, or driftwood
  • Traffic/ATV/ORV
  • Fires or Camping*
  • Unleashed Animals*

*Unless otherwise posted.