Parks and Recreation
Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Summer 2020 class registration is on hold until further notice.
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: Governor Inslee "Stay Home Stay Healthy" Order For business related inquiries please call 425.275.4823
City Council Meetings under Gubernatorial Proclamation 

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

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The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, located at the Frances Anderson Center, serves as the community's key resource for providing parks, open space, recreation programs, and cultural arts for the enjoyment of Edmonds citizens and visitors to the community. The Department plays a vital role in many aspects of community life, with staff liaisons to the Edmonds Library Board, the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery Board, the Planning/Parks Board, and the Edmonds Arts Commission.  Click here for boards and commissions information.

Stay up to Date
Be sure to follow Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services on Facebook @EdmondsRecZone for the latest updates.

The City is abiding by and supporting the Governor's Stay Home Order and the current requirements found in it. The City recognizes these are unprecedented and challenging times and we appreciate your willingness to make socially responsible decisions in how you use the city's parks and facilities. 

Parks & Recreation Facility and Program Update
While the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department appreciates and recognizes the physical and mental value of recreation, exercise and being outside, we also request people who visit the city parks, trails and open spaces adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines from the State of Washington's Governor's Stay-Home OrderSnohomish Health District and the Center for Disease Control.  

"PLAY IT SAFE" PLAN for reopening City of Edmonds Parks 
- The City of Edmonds "PLAY IT SAFE" PLAN aligns with Washington's phased approach to reopening businesses and modifying social distancing measures. The goal is to balance the health and safety of residents with the physical and mental health benefits of using parks, being outdoors and recreating. 

In response to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order, the City of Edmonds has taken the following actions:  

The Frances Anderson Center, Shelter Rentals, Plaza Room and Meadowdale Clubhouse  Rentals remain closed through at least June 30

  • All Spring and Summer recreation programs are canceled through at least June 30, 2020
  • Main Street Kids and the Edmonds Montessori are open providing essential childcare service
  • It is our goal to offer a wide range of summer camp programming once we reach phase 3, stay tuned for registration information
  • Both Shelter, Plaza Room and Meadowdale Clubhouse rentals will resume once we reach phase 3

Yost Pool Closed for the Summer

Yost Pool will not open this summer. As per the current health and safety guidelines as well as Mayor's State of Emergency declaration, the traditional activities and programs at the pool are prohibited. In addition, neither the City (hiring freeze) nor the City's service provider, Dale Turner YMCA, is able to provide staff and programming due to COVID-19 impacts. 

Park Amenities
The following park amenities are scheduled to open when we reach the associated phases of Washington's reopening plan. View the "PLAY IT SAFE" PLAN for additional information:

  • Permanent Restrooms - phase 3 (portable toilets remain open)
  • Playgrounds - phase 3
  • Picnic Shelters - phase 3
  • Sports Courts (tennis, pickleball and basketball) - phase 2
  •  Marina Beach Sand Volleyball Court - phase 2
  • Off-Leash Dog Park - phase 3
  • Skate Park at Civic Park - phase 3

Meeting & Event Cancelations
The following meeeting and events have been cancelled:

  • Urban Craft Fair - cancelled - plan to return in 20201
  • Edmonds Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration - flags and crosses will be placed. Cemetery will be open for loved one visits but formal ceremony has been cancelled
  • 4th of July - Parade, fun run and fireworks - cancelled for 2020
  • Edmonds Arts Festival - cancelled - plan to return in 2021
  • May Board & Commission meetings are cancelled to include: Arts Commission, Cemetery Board, Youth Commission 
  • Volunteer events - cancelled through June 30
  • Live Summer Concert Series at City Park and the Hazel Miller Plaza - cancelled for 2020
  • Bird Fest will be offered virtually in 2020
  • Write on the Sound will be offered virtually in 2020
  • Outdoor Movies, Taste Edmonds and Oktoberfest are being evaluated

Virtual Recreation
Please visit our virtual recreation site for a compilation of fun activities you can do from home. 

  • The page includes both free and paid programming
  • Check out the cool resources you can do from home from our Discovery program!

Parks, Trails, and Open Space Remain OPEN
City of Edmonds parks, trails and open spaces are open for public use.

  • Marina Beach Park re-opened May 5, 2020
    • Off Leash Dog Park is scheduled to reopen in phase 3
    • Existing portable restrooms will be open
    • Sand volleyball court is schedule to reopen in phase 3
    • Playground is scheduled to reopen in phase 3
    • the pedistrian bridge closed to avoid forcing people to walk too close together
    • Additional reserved parking spaces for high-risk individuals
  • Fishing Pier reopened May 5, 2020, social distancing restrictions apply
  • Sports Courts (tennis, pickleball and basketball) are schedule to reopen in phase 2
  • Permanent restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic shelters are scheduled to reopen in phase 3
  • Skate Park at Civic Park is scheduled to reopen in phase 3

Off Leash Area
(Dog Park) at Marina Beach – Scheduled to reopen in Phase 3

As reccomended by the CDC the dog park will remain closed until phase 3 is reached. Reminder dogs are NOT allowed on the other beaches. Dogs are allowed at most parks but must remain on a leash. The CDC suggests the following: 

  • Do not let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household
  • Keep cats indoors when possible to prevent them from interacting with other animals or people
  • Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people and animals
  • Avoid dog parks or public places where a large number of people and dogs gather

Fishing Pier 

The fishing pier re-opened for visiting and fishing with an emphasis on social distancing and following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Signage and spacing demarcation, portable restrooms and wash station to be provided. Permanent public restrooms will remain closed until we reach phase 3.

Parking Lots are Open
Marina Beach and Brackett’s Landing North parking lots re-opened May 5, 2020 and have additional reserved parking spaces for high-risk individuals. All City of Edmonds Park parking lots are open. 

Parks Maintenance

  • Continuing to provide essential sanitation and park maintenance
  • Supporting the flower program (planting baskets and corner parks)

You can report issues or ask questions about parks by sending an email to:
Most employees are working from home on a limited basis. You may experience increased response times if you contact individual employees through regular channels.

For additional information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Frances Anderson Center - Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19, scheduled to reopen in phase 3
700 Main Street 
Edmonds, WA 98020

Email: (this is the fastest way to get a response at this time)

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates @EdmondsRecZone

Phone: please note that due to the closure of the Frances Anderson Center, messages may take longer to return than normal. 

Info/Registration/Rentals 425-771-0230 
Arts Commission 425-771-0228
Discovery Programs 425-771-0227
Edmonds Cemetery   425-771-4741
Meadowdale Preschool 425-745-5055