Closed Edmonds Fishing Pier covered with graffiti

Shannon Burley shared this post on Facebook documenting vandalism to the Edmonds Fishing Pier over the weekend.

The Edmonds Fishing Pier — closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak — was covered in graffiti over the weekend, but city parks staff said crews will clean up the mess.

“The pier was closed at the time and still is,” said Shannon Burley, City of Edmonds Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. “Our crews will pressure wash and clean it off, plus better reinforce the entrance.”

During this time of social distancing, the fishing pier, Marina Beach Park, the off-leash dog park and the Brackett’s Landing North parking lot are closed. So are the restrooms, playground equipment, sport courts and playground equipment. All parks, the beach and the beach walkway are open, Burley said.


    1. Confused on wording. Marina Beach Park closed, yet all parks are open including beach and beach walkway. As for showing graffiti, taggers probably not reading MEN – I know Teresa will take no offense. But I do think City of Edmonds should rethink closing the Pier. Some out there fishing feed their families this way and stay far apart. Edmonds could also offer a reward to help identify taggers who have tags that are fairly well known to many.

      1. It’s hard to tell if you were intending to say that you take offense to requests that pics not be shown, or you’re saying “you do think” and began a new sentence somewhere in there.
        Regardless, assuming that the vandals aren’t reading My Edmonds News, is ignorant and/or naive in thinking so. If there’s even a slight chance that they are, they shouldn’t be given the attention of allowing anyone to see their destruction of property. Just my opinion.
        I was also confused about the beaches and walkways and park being open still…?

        1. Regarding the beaches and walkways, that is directly from the city. Marina Beach Park is closed because it had become a large public gathering spot despite social distancing requirements. The other parks are open but the playground equipment in those parks is closed.

  1. This saddens me, and a part of me wishes the photos would not have been included in the story because it seems it only reinforces–rewards, actually–the negative actions of the immature individual(s) responsible. Grateful thanks to the crew tasked with restoring the Edmonds Fishing Pier to its unblemished natural state which we can all still enjoy from a distance.

  2. This makes me really sad. Striving so hard for power and attention. Thanks to the cleanup crew! You are Champions!

  3. Please, NEVER publicize the actions of these lowlifes; visibility is the reason they do what they do. Echoing Cynthia Shaw’s comment above, putting their actions on line is a reward. The only way to deal with graffiti vandals is to immediately remove the marks and—in this case—not acknowledge them publicly.

  4. Kids are out of school, get the police to be truant officers and get the kids running in the streets, fine the parents! Keep them indoors and studying! Or parents pay $500 truant kids, they have to be home and studying! Through this pandemic, not graffiti, they are disrespectful should be behind bars!!

  5. This is terrible. We need to keep our city beautiful. Thank you to the cleaning crew!
    Stay healthy everyone!!

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