One of Edmonds' most popular destinations, Marina Beach Park, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.
It was on April 26, 2002, that the park—the southernmost on the Edmonds waterfront—was dedicated. The dedication was overseen by Mayor Gary Haakenson, whose name is on a plaque commemorating the dedication. Also recognized were City Council members at the time: President Dave Earling (now Edmonds mayor), Deanna Dawson, Lora Petso, David J. Orvis, Michael Plunkett, Jeff Wilson and Richard L. Marin.
The park was helped made possible by the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, which provided matching grant funds, and the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation, for administering the funds to Edmonds.
Today, the park has a number of features, the foremost being its great view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. There are barbecue stands, picnic tables, a large grassy area, benches, drinking fountain, loop trail, portable restrooms, a kids play area and a volleyball net.
Just south of the park is the equally popular off-leash dog park, officially know as .
If you haven't visited lately, you are due.