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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.
See the source imageCity code has been simplified, let us clarify where you can and cannot take your dogs

City Council has approved an updated code regarding dogs in parks on a trial basis. Dogs in parks must remain on a leash and in the owner’s control. Here in Edmonds we do not have a significant dog enforcement team and appreciate the efforts of dog owners to self-police. In addition to expanding opportunities for pet owners, the parks crew will be installing additional dog waste stations in parks.

Question and answer with Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Hite:

Q: What is the biggest change?

A: You can now walk your dog along the waterfront pathway all the way from Bracketts Landing North to Marina Beach Park.  You now no longer have to detour around Marina Beach to get to the off-leash dog park. Also, you may take your dog (on a leash) into parks provided you keep them off of athletic fields (soccer, baseball, etc.) playgrounds and the spray park.

Q: Can I take my dog to the Frances Anderson Center Playfields?

A: Dogs are not allowed on athletic fields or playgrounds which essentially eliminates most of the Frances Anderson outdoor play area with the exception of the grass hillside and sidelines of the athletic fields.

Q: Can I take my dog to Civic Park?

A: Yes, you can walk your dog on leash at Civic Park, please keep them off of the baseball field, soccer field and playground. Say hello to the geese for us.

Q: Can I take my dog onto the beach?

A: Only in the off-leash dog park. Our beaches are marine wildlife sanctuaries and are off limits for dogs. We appreciate your support keeping all wildlife safe.

Q: Can I take my dog onto the fishing pier?

A: No animals are allowed to enter or remain on the fishing pier unless they are service animals being used by persons needing an accommodation for the purpose of aiding them going from place to place.

Q: Can I take my dog with me to my kids’ game?

A: Yes, you can have your dog with you on the sidelines provided you do not allow them onto the athletic field.

Q: I have children who are very afraid of dogs, where can I take them that will not have dogs?

A: Dogs have and will continue to be prohibited from all playgrounds (and the spray park) for this very reason. We want to keep the kids safe (and sanitary).

Q: Are dogs allowed at special events such as the Arts Festival, Summer Market, Taste, etc.?

A: Each of these events lease space from the City and are authorized to establish and enforce their own rules with regards to dogs provided they do not allow them onto playgrounds and that they remove all dog waste from fields at the conclusion of the event. This includes special events held at the Frances Anderson Center, events are authorized to determine whether or not they will allow dogs on the fields during such events provided they abide by the rules stated above.

Q: Can I play fetch with my dog on fields?

A: You can do that at our off-leash park at Marina Beach, all other Parks require you to keep your pup on their leash.

Q: Can I take my dog onto school grounds/fields?

A: Yes, as long as you abide by the School District signs at each location.

Q: What do I do if I see someone violating the dog rules?

A: The Beach Rangers will be patrolling our beaches this summer and reminding dog owners to keep their pets off of the beach. In addition, Edmonds has two animal control officers and while they are great, they cannot be in every park at the same time. We ask that dog owners support our efforts in self-policing each other to the extent you feel comfortable. If at any time you feel threatened, or unsafe around an animal (any animal) call 911.

Q: Many of the parks have signs or stencils on the ground stating No Dogs Allowed, will those be removed?

A: Yes, we are working to update the signage in parks to reflect the new rules and to install more doggie waste stations in our parks this summer.

In summary, we hope you enjoy walking your dogs along our many trails and open spaces. Please keep them off of the play areas and clean up after your four-legged friends.

Edmonds Sister City Commission 2020 Student Exchange

Fostering Global Citizenship

Students gain international understanding with exchange program

(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  Students 14-18 years of age have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission. For ten students each summer, it is the adventure of a lifetime. read more | student application (deadline Friday, March 6, 2020).

Housing Survey Ready

Housing Survey Ready

A housing survey has been prepared to get community input on issues that relate to topics the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission may address this year.

The housing survey is online at: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/, with translations in three languages besides English. Everyone is welcome to take the survey. It is open until February 21.

Survey results will be shared with the Housing Commission and public. Also, community meetings and activities in the coming year will provide for more dialogue and engagement.

The Housing Commission is a 15-member body appointed in 2019 by the City Council (with one member appointed by the Mayor). The Commission’s mission, as adopted in a City Council resolution, is to:

“Develop diverse housing policy options for Council consideration designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds; options that are irrespective of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, physical disability or sexual orientation.”

Recommendations from the Commission are due to the City Council by the end of 2020. The recommendations are advisory. They will get additional public input and be considered by the Council in 2021.

Information on the Housing Commission’s work is online at: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/.

Open House on Housing to be Held

(Edmonds, WA) Open House on Housing to Be Held

A public open house to share information and get input on the work of the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission will be held Wednesday, February 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Edmonds-Woodway High School Great Hall, 7600 212th St SW.

For the February 12 open house, attendees are encouraged to use the high school’s south parking lot off 76th (across from the hospital) and enter the building from that parking lot.

The Housing Commission began monthly public meetings this fall. This is the first open house about the Commission’s work. Prior monthly meetings were video-recorded and posted online at: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30 pm in the Brackett Room, third floor of City Hall. The public is welcome to attend the meetings in person or view them online.

Based on an adopted City Council Resolution, the Commission’s mission is to: “Develop diverse housing policy options for Council consideration designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds; options that are irrespective of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, physical disability or sexual orientation.” The recommendations are due to the Council at the end of 2020.

Then in 2021, the City Council will further consider the Commission’s recommendations. This will include public input and, if appropriate, additional analysis by the Planning Board and others.

Mayor Mike Nelson said, “Our Citizens’ Housing Commission members have a lot of different experiences and ideas and they want the whole community to share their ideas too.”

The Commission has fifteen members and eight alternates, all residents of Edmonds. It was created in 2019 from a citywide application process that resulted in each City Council member appointing two Commissioners and one alternate and the former Mayor appointing one Commissioner and one alternate. None of the appointees were members of any other City board or commission.

The Housing Commission’s early meetings focused on enabling the new members to gain a common understanding of housing issues in Edmonds, as well as city processes and legal framework. Additional public events will be held during the coming months.More information about the Commission is on the city website: https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org.  

City Set to Launch Recruitment Process for New Chief of Police

(Edmonds, WA) Mayor Mike Nelson has announced the launch of a recruitment process to fill the position of Chief of Police for the City of Edmonds. Mayor Nelson intends to engage the services and expertise of a reputable recruitment firm to lead the search process. Mayor Nelson stated, “We will have an inclusive and transparent search process that considers the very best internal and external candidates. We intend to have participation from a wide variety of community stakeholders, including police employees and members of the public.” read more

CITY BUILDINGS CLOSED AT 3 PM ON 1/15/20

Due to weather and road conditions all City of Edmonds buildings closed at 3 pm on Wednesday, January 15th. Weather permitting, we will reopen on Thursday, January 16th. City road crews are out sanding and deicing roads. Please travel safely!

JANUARY 14, 2020 EDMONDS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED

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JANUARY 14, 2020 ~ tonight's meeting of the Edmonds City Council has been canceled due to projected snowfall. The meeting has tentatively been rescheduled to next Thursday, January 23rd. Please watch for further updates.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Recruiting Chaperones for the 2020 Student Exchange

APPLICATION DEADLINE CORRECTION ~ deadline date for applications is Friday, January 24, 2020

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

City Hires New State Legislative Lobbyist

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(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

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