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Yost Memorial Park

9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, WA
425-771-0227

Free

Yost Memorial Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk, year round. Check for swimming pool hours and dates of operation

This is a great place for a hike on trails through mixed stands of Western red cedar, red alder, big-leaf maple and western hemlock trees -- a glimpse into Edmonds' past.

Hikers might encounter, dozens of large old Cedar "Mother Stumps" and "Nurse logs" which encourage the growth of huckleberry, salmonberry, ferns, moss, lichen and fungi.

Yost Park provides a habitat for numerous species of resident and migratory birds including barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, northern flickers, rufus-sided towhees, and Cooper's hawks. Black-capped chickadee, Swainson's thrush, olive-sided flycatcher, and winter wren are some of the more common small birds found in the park.

Mammals include the nocturnal mountain beaver, opossum, raccoon, shrew mole, and a few types of bats. Giant pacific salamanders are sometimes found in the creek itself, and in the spring, pacific tree frogs can be heard singing in the wetlands along the boardwalk. The kids will love this place but use caution running on the boardwalks after a rain -- they can be slippery. Keep the dogs on leash and don't forget to scoop.