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Sierra Park

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area
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Length

1.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Rating

2.33 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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This innovative park in Edmonds is a delight for the senses of both blind and sighted visitors. The trail through the park was landscaped with trees and shrubs that provide a wide range of textures and fragrances as well as visual beauty.


Visitors are encouraged to feel the difference in leaves, needles, and bark, and to enjoy the scents of herbs and aromatic shrubs and trees. An alpine garden has even been fashioned from a rock outcrop. Picnic tables and wooden benches are located along the pathways so trail users can linger.

The trail and park is the happy result of a partnership between the City of Edmonds and the Edmonds Lions Club, which helped design and create the park, and continues to help maintain the park. Jim Brown, a blind landscape architect, designed the park.

Future plans call for lengthening the trail, developing herb and rose gardens, and adding a Braille map at the trailhead.

 

Sierra Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.8264, -122.3414 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

City of Edmonds

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Getting There

Sierra Park is located at 80th Avenue West and 190th Street Southwest in Edmonds and is open daily from dusk to dawn.

To get there from I-5, take exit 179. Head west on 220th Street SW and turn right onto 76th Ave W. Make a left onto 196th St W., then turn right onto 80th Ave W. Park on left at 191st St SW.

take transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Community Transit route number 196.

Get off at 196th St SW & 80th AVE SW. Walk north on 80th Ave SW for about 0.3 miles.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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