The Edmonds Lions Club invites all Lions and friends to its United States flag and memorial plaque dedication June 11 at 11 am. Following the brief ceremony there will be opportunity to walk the trails and enjoy refreshments. We would be honored to have you with us.
A newly installed plaque near the flag pole states: "This flag and pole are gifts from the Edmonds Lions Club in honor of Lions Clubs International's services for those who are blind or visually impaired." During the ceremony, a flag that flew over the nation's capital will be raised in honor of Lion Bill Sommer, a staunch advocate for this project.
The Sierra Park Path for the Blind was a 1976 State of Washington Bicentennial project for the Edmonds Lions Club in honor of our country's 200th birthday. The park has braille signs along the trails identifying some of the trees which were donated by the Lions at that time.
In 1989, the Washington Trails Association selected the Sierra Park Path for the Blind as one of Washington's 25 Centennial Trails in celebration of 100 years of statehood.
The Path for the Blind was designed, constructed, and funded 40 years ago by the Edmonds Lions Club under the direction of Project Chairman Phil Thorleifson. Edmonds Lions continue to have work parties to keep the park accessible for everyone.
Sierra Park is located in Edmonds at 19020 82nd Ave West.
This is an Edmonds Lions Club Lions Clubs International Centennial Project.