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 By Carrie Hite    Opinion

Run, jump, play, create: The benefits of Parks and Rec in Edmonds | City Corner

There are many studies, and more each day, that demonstrate that Parks and Recreation departments are critical to the health and well-being of communities. A recent study, using the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, suggests... — Updated 1/28/2018

 
 By Carrie Hite    Opinion

Civic Park: Creating a legacy, from vision to reality | City Corner

Parks play a vital role in the community. From gathering areas, nature trails, places for physical activity and festivals, they provide opportunities for increased quality of life.... — Updated 6/9/2017

 

Get active, stay active and enjoy your parks | City Corner

The National Recreation and Park Association recently completed a study measuring the impact of local parks on the economy. Nationwide, local and regional parks created nearly $140 billion in economic activity per year and... — Updated 1/21/2016 Full story

 

Celebrate parks this July | City Corner

If June is any indication, we are in for a very hot summer. The Edmonds Parks Department has already seen record numbers of people enjoying our beachfront and other parks, and we’re ramping up seasonal labor to keep up with the... — Updated 7/2/2015 Full story

 

Just the facts: cuts to the city’s Parks Budget

Now that the City Council has adopted the 2013 budget, there have been many emails and phone calls about what this all means to the City’s parks. This news release is meant to answer those questions, and give citizens options to... — Updated 12/20/2012

 

City to  explore a Metropolitan Park District

As the City of Edmonds prepares for a difficult task of developing a balanced budget for 2013, the Mayor and City Council will need to consider service level cuts, efficiencies, rev... — Updated 4/26/2012

 

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