City kicks off Civic Field redesign


Last updated 5/5/2016 at Noon

Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Ore. was designed in the 1980s by Walker Macy, a landscape and urban planning firm hired by the city of Edmonds for the Civic Field redesign. The downtown park hosts about 110 events per year, and has become the “gold standard” for downtown parks.

The city of Edmonds has kicked off the planning process for a redesign of Civic Field, and officials said public participation will be key to a successful project.

“We’re starting with a blank slate,” Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Hite said at Tuesday’s kickoff event to city councilmembers and citizens.

The city purchased Civic Field, an 8-acre field on 6th Avenue N., late last year for $1.9 million from the Edmonds School District, and it is now ready to embark on the redesign process.

The city selected Walker Macy, a Portland-based landscape, urban design and planning fi...

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