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Parks Maintenance

A City of Parks

The City of Normandy Park has five major parks that total over 90 acres, in addition to several (pocket) parks that are limited-use green areas throughout. It is the responsibility of the Public Works Department to oversee the maintenance of these parks.

Our Parks

  • Walker Preserve, Nature Trails and Marine View Park are the largest park areas. Comprised of over 76 acres, these parks offer natural settings with rustic walking paths.
  • City Hall Park is a nice open area park with grass athletic fields for soccer and baseball, outdoor basketball, a play area in addition to a path for walking.
  • Marvista Park offers open grassy areas with walking paths, a community pea patch, and play area.
  • EJ Nist Family Park is the most recent park addition to the City of Normandy Park, Bequeathed to the City by Emmet Nist, it is a unique park with a variety of interesting features including open space, woods, views, trails.
  • Many Pocket parks are located throughout the City of Normandy Park; these include Brittany Park, Edgecliff Park, Happiness Grove, Grace N & T.A. Wilson Park, and the kiosk at SW 171 St. and 2nd Ave. SW.

Maintenance Duties

  • Cleaning all parks, restrooms and shelter repair
  • Maintenance and installation of Park amenities and play ground toys
  • Safety inspections, community event and volunteer project support
  • Trash and litter collection
  • Installing and maintaining irrigation systems
  • Turf, tree and landscape installation and maintenance

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often are the parks fertilized?

A: Parks are fertilized twice per year in Spring and Fall

Q: Do maintenance staff have pesticide application training?

A: Yes, Pesticide Application Licenses are obtained through WSDA and Licensed Public Operators receive additional training in Ornamental Weeds and Rights-of-Way Weeds.  Continuing education credits and recertifications are also a requirement.

Q:  What type of pesticides are used in the City Parks and Public Rights-of-Way?

Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship

The City of Normandy Park is working with local residents and other jurisdictions to improve Miller and Walker Creeks in three ways:

  • Manage water quantity to lessen flooding that harms property and reduce the high flows that damage stream ecology
  • Make water cleaner to benefit people, stream health, and Puget Sound overall
  • Increase native, stream-side vegetation to improve habitat for people, fish, and wildlife

Because Normandy Park includes just the lower several miles of Miller and Walker Creeks, the city works cooperatively with Burien, SeaTac, the Port of Seattle, and King County on these issues.

Visit the stream stewardship website to learn more about:

  • The natural resources of the creeks, including photo tours of each creek from the headwaters to the Sound,
  • How your neighbors are working to improve the creeks,
  • Volunteer opportunities,
  • Monitoring information on the health of the creeks, and
  • What you can do to help

Contact the basin steward with concerns, suggestions, and questions about taking care of Miller and Walker Creeks.


Ken Courter
Public Works Director
(206) 248-8269

Iris Kemp
Technical Coordinator
Green/Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9)
(206) 375-1312


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