You, Rover and the kids all have cause to celebrate! The parks are open again and whale watching is on! After all, it’s  a glorious time to get outside and we needed that!

The dog park and the skate park are both open again. Also, the outdoor sports courts, including tennis/pickleball and basketball courts, Pétanque and Sand Volleyball locations are all open. Yost Pool is closed for the summer, we are sad to report, but the spray park at City Park is scheduled to open and the 2 miles of Salish Sea shoreline offer plenty of space to dip your toes in to cool off. Edmonds is blessed with 48 parks and open space sites, representing 200 acres and 362 partnership acres. See all of Edmonds parks here.

Then, of course, there is the Salish Sea, that body of water that connects us from Olympia to the San Juans and beyond to our Canadian neighbors. When is the last time you felt the spray in your face from a whale breaching next to your boat? 

It’s time to book a ride with Puget Sound Express. The third-generation, family-owned business is taking all the appropriate measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, and they hope you’ll join them again to go searching for those exhilarating whale sightings. Make your reservation today and set sail from Edmonds Marina on their next voyage. Visit

The Edmonds Marina is also open for business again. Become a boat owner without the hassle and join Freedom Boat Club to take a boat out of the Edmonds Marina just about anytime you want. The marina is back in business, as well, with guest moorage, travelift and fuel dock in operation. Visit here for details about their Phase 2 operations.