Blue Heron Park is a small (.50 acre) hidden gem at a busy intersection. Lush native landscaping gives way to a primitive pathway. Planting beds with an array of native drought–tolerant plants. Enjoy viewing the salmon in fall, winter or spring, watch for herons fishing for lunch.
The property was privately owned and commonly called "the stump farm" because former owners had cleared it and left the stumps standing. The park was purchased by the City of Lake Forest Park with Open Space bonds in 1989.
The City of Lake Forest Park constructed the Pedestrian Bridge to allow safe pedestrian access from Blue Heron Park to the Town Center. The bridge spans from Blue Heron Park across McAleer Creek to connect with Brookside Boulevard NE. Bride was installed to enhance the use of Blue Heron Park and access to overlook the Creek. Construction was completed in 2010.
The park is open to the public, dawn to dusk. Dogs must be kept on leashes. Rules are posted at the park.
Trails: Unpaved Walking Loop, Connection Path from NE 170th St/NE Hamlin Road to Brookside Blvd NE - a short walking distance to the Town Center
Parking: Limited on–site parking, ADA Accessibility
Other: Wheelchair accessible, Benches, Nature Viewing