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A gift for Edmonds: Donated 1-acre site on will be used for a park or public garden


Last updated 11/4/2021 at 5:23pm

Brian Soergel

This 1-acre property on Bowdoin Way was donated to the City of Edmonds.

Empty lots for sale in Edmonds quickly fall to hungry developers, but there's one on Bowdoin Way that's off-limits, thanks to a generous gift from a longtime resident.

Before she died in January, Shirley A. Johnson (nee Spicer) worked to donate her 1.14-acre property at 9309 Bowdoin Way to the City of Edmonds to be used as a park or community garden to cultivate and grow plants, fruits, vegetables for the citizens of Edmonds and the local community as the City deemed best.

"It's a fantastic parcel," said Parks Director Angie Feser. "It's an incredibly generous donation."

That it is.

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