Visit a Park

Exploring Edmonds Parks

With 1 mile of shoreline, 47 park and open space sites, 230 acres and 362 partnership acres our residents and visitors have many recreational options. All parks close at Dusk with the exception of athletic fields with lights which can be rented until 9 pm. Check out some of our amazing parks below!

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  • A tribute to the patriotic and courageous men and women who served this nation. 
  • Plaza accommodates flagpoles
  • Display of military seals
  • Seating areas
  • Educational monuments and placards


250 5th Ave N

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

You are welcome to bring your dog to the park provided you follow a few simple rules:

1.    Dogs must remain on a leash and in owner control at all times.
2.    Owners must pick up after their dogs
3.    Dogs are not allowed on the beach at anytime (except for the off leash dog park)
4.    Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds, athletic fields (soccer, baseball, etc.) or inside the spray park

Dog Rules FAQ

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Parks Department 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. With a few exceptions, we currently use only natural, organic pesticide products. 

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

  • MORE

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.