Edmonds Lions Club
A graceful Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree stands behind it's plaque in this peaceful corner of the path.
The Edmonds Lions Club created the Sierra Park Path for the Blind in 1976 in honor of our nation's bicentennial celebration. The trail, built into a small neighborhood park, winds through a peaceful wooded area.
Signs describe designated trees in print and braille and display a drawing of the tree's leaves. The boy to the right is reading braille about the Yew tree that stands next to the sign.
The original trail was designed by architect Bob Brown, who was blind, and funded by the Edmonds Lions Club. The park is owned by the City of Edmonds. Edmonds Lions work in cooperation with the city to maintain the trail.
Sierra Park is open to the public. There is a generous parking lot, a bench, and a picnic table for use by visitors. The park is located at 19020 82nd Avenue West, Edmonds, Washington.
This twelve year old boy is an experienced braille reader. Note how he uses all of his fingers to gather information.
In 2016 the Edmonds Lions Club installed a flag pole and flag near the entrance to the park. The dedication ceremony featured brief talks by the president of the Edmonds Lions Club and the mayor of Edmonds. The plaque below is adhered to a stone near the base of the pole.