Parks and Recreation

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.

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The City is abiding by and supporting the Governor's phased reopening plan and related requirements.  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  remain closed until Snohomish County reaches Phase 3 reservations for outdoor spaces are available now. 

  • Main Street Kids and the Edmonds Montessori are open providing essential childcare service
  • Registration for Summer camps and programs is now open, camps and programs will resume when Snohomish County reaches Phase 3. 
  • Athletic Fields are now available for rent. In phase 2 only practices are able to resume, in phase 3 competitions can resume.
  • Park Shelters are now available to rent, rentals are allowed in Phase 3 with a maximum of 50 people per rental.
  • Indoor rentals such as Plaza Room, Meadowdale Clubhouse and Frances Anderson center remain on hold at this time. 

 
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 (Revised 6/5/2020) 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 - Now Open
  •  Marina Beach Sand Volleyball Court - phase 2 - Net scheduled to be installed Monday 6/8/2020
  •  Off-Leash Dog Park - phase 2 - Now Open
  •  Petanque Courts - Phase 2 - Now Open
  •  Skate Park at Civic Park - phase 2 - Now Open

 
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
  • Moonlight Beach Adventure - postponed until 2021
  • 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 reopened May 5, 2020
    • Off Leash Dog Park reopened June 5, 2020
    • Existing portable restrooms will be open
    • Sand volleyball court is schedule to reopen Monday, June 8, 2020
    • 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
  • Permanent restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic shelters are scheduled to reopen in phase 3


Outdoor Tennis / Pickleball Courts - Reopened June 5, 2020

The following rules will be in place in order to ensure social distancing and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Outdoor Tennis / Pickleball courts reopened in Phase 2 and will be monitored for adherence to these safety guidelines: 

  • SINGLES PLAY ONLY, doubles play is prohibited to promote 6' distancing
  • No congregating or lingering on or near the courts before or after play. 
  • Non-tennis/pickleball activities on tennis courts are prohibited. 
  • Do not play if you are exhibiting any illness symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 over the last 14 days. 

In addition the US Tennis Association also reccomends the following:

  • Play with a new ball and rotate new ones into play when possible. 
  • Avoid use of your hands to pick up balls when possible. 
  • Consider numbering / marking and picking up your own ball only. 
  • Do not share racquet or personal equipment. 
  • Stay on your side of the court; avoid changing ends of the court. 
  • Remain apart from other player when taking a break. 
  • Avoid physical contact like handshakes or high fives. 
  • Avoid touching gates, fences, benches and other court amenities. 

 

Skate Park at Civic Park - Reopened June 5, 2020
The following rules will be in place in order to ensure social distancing and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Skate Park reopened in Phase 2 and will be monitored for adherence to these safety guidelines: 

  • Enter at your own risk, the park is not sanitized. 
  • Do not enter park if you are exhibiting any illness symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before and after entering the park. 
  • Spread out to promote 6' social distancing, do not have multiple people on one skate park element at a time. 
  • Remain apart from others when taking a break. 
  • Avoid physical contact like handshakes or high fives. 
  • Avoid touching gates, fences, rails, ramps and trash cans with bare hands. 
  • No spectating, congregating or lingering on or near the Skate Park before or after riding. 

 

Off Leash Area (Dog Park) at Marina Beach – Reopened June 5, 2020
The following rules will be in place in order to ensure social distancing and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Dog Park reopened in Phase 2 and will be monitored for adherence to these safety guidelines:

  • Enter at your own risk, the park is not sanitized.
  • Do not enter park if you are exhibiting any illness symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before and after entering the park.
  • Spread out, limit groupings of people to 5 or fewer to promote 6’ social distancing.
  • Avoid physical contact like handshakes or high fives.
  • Avoid touching gates, fences, benches, water faucets and trash cans with bare hands.
  • Wear a mask when proper distancing cannot be accomplished.

As a reminder dogs ARE NOT allowed on any of Edmonds Beached except in the Off Leash Dog Park at Marina Beach. For a complete list of Dog Park fules visit the O.L.A.E. webpage


Fishing Pier 

The fishing pier reopened 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: edmondsparks@edmondswa.gov
 
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).

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

Email: edmondsparks@edmondswa.gov (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