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
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 and mask up when proper physical distance cannot be met. They City's Play it Safe Plan outlines the reopening of park amenities, facilities and services where resources allow, in alignment with the requirements outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery, which went into effect on January 11, 2021.

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The Frances Anderson Center and Meadowdale Clubhouse remain
closed to the public at this time. 

  • Main Street Kids and the Edmonds Montessori are open in the Frances Anderson Center.
  • LEAP - Learning Enhancement & Activities Program is providing distanced learning support in the Frances Anderson Center.
  • Olympic Ballet and Sculptors Workshop are operating on a very limited basis at the Frances Anderson Center.
  • Meadowdale Preschool is open in the Meadowdale Clubhouse. 


Park Amenities
As the City continues to carefully reopen park amenities, we remain committed to the safety of our community. We urge visitors and park users to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering or mask, adhere to the phase requirements outlined under the Governor's Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, and stay home if you are sick. With your help, the City of Edmonds Parks can remain open.


Parks, Trails & Open Space

  • All City of Edmonds Parks and Trails are open.
  • Restrooms and parking lots are open.
  • Drinking fountains have been turned off for the winter, please bring your own water.
  • Users are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery.


Playgrounds

  • Playgrounds are open in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery.
  • Park equipment is not sanitized and is use at your own risk.
  • Parents are asked to make sure kids can play safe, maintain 6 feet of space from other children, wear a mask, wash hands before and after visiting, stay home if sick and keep it moving to prevent crowding.
  • All users are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their visit.


Outdoor Sports Courts

  • Outdoor Basketball and Tennis Courts, Sand Volleyball at Marina Beach and Petanque at Civic Park are open for drop in use.
  • Pickleball Courts are closed for the Winter (nets removed).
  • Players are asked to play safe and recreate responsibly, keep your distance, limit physical contact, wear a mask, no gathering in large groups and stay if you are sick.
  • All users are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their visit.


Skate Park at Civic Park

  • The Skate Park is open. Park equipment is not sanitized and is use at your own risk.
  • Users are asked to recreate safe and responsibly, keep your distance (do not have multiple people on one skate park element at a time and remain apart from others while taking a break); wash hands before and after visiting the park and avoid handshakes and high fives; stay home if you are sick and no spectating, congregating or lingering on or near the Skate Park before or after riding.
  • All users are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their visit.

 
Yost Pool & The Hazel Miller Spray Park at City Park are closed for the Winter

Off Leash Area (Dog Park) at Marina Beach

  • The off-leash dog park at Marina Beach is open.
  • 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, and limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their visit.
  • 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 rules visit the O.L.A.E. webpage


Fishing Pier 

The fishing pier is open for visiting and fishing with an emphasis on social distancing and following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Signage has been installed in multiple languages.  Masks are REQUIRED if social distancing cannot be met. Water to fish washing stations has been turned off for the winter. Public restrooms are open. 


Sports Fields

  • Sports Fields are open for drop in use.
  • Field rental requests are being accepted (425-771-0229 or edmondsparks@edmondswa.gov) and additional information can be found here.
  • All users are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their visit.


Picnic Shelters

  • Picnic Shelter use is allowable in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery.
  • Shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis October - March, water is not available. 
  • Picnic Shelters are available for reservation April - September; additional information can be found here.
  • All user groups are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their picnic shelter use. 


Indoor Rentals

  • Indoor rentals in the Frances Anderson Center and the Meadowdale Clubhouse are not available at this time.
  • Plaza Room rentals are available in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery, as resources allow; additional information on the Plaza Room can be found here
  • All users are asked to limit group sizes in accordance with the gathering size restrictions outlined in the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery at the time of their rental. 


LEAP - Learning Enhancement & Activity Program 

In an effort to help families with school-aged kids during this time of distance learning the Edmonds Parks Recreation & Cultural Services Department has transformed the Frances Anderson Center's classrooms into weekly pods grouping kids of similar ages. The program supports academic efforts for 2nd - 6th graders and provides supplemental programming in Environmental Education, Cultural Arts and Gymnastics.

100% FREE Scholarships are available to Edmonds residents who are on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program or have experienced a hardship due to COVID-19. Apply for the scholarships here. More information about the program and the employment opportunities.



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!

 

CONTACT US
Frances Anderson Center - Temporarily closed to the public
700 Main Street 
Edmonds, WA 98020

Email: edmondsparks@edmondswa.gov

Follow us on Facebook for regular updates @EdmondsRecZone

Phone:

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

 

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