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Blue Heron Park - NE 170th St at Hamlin Road, just off Bothell Way
Lyon Creek at Blue Heron ParkBlue Heron Park is a small (.50 acre) hidden gem at a busy intersection. Lush native landscaping gives way to a primitive pathway where McAleer Creek winds through a thick grove of alders. Planting beds with an array of native drought–tolerant plants and a compost fence serve as a demonstration garden. 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.

Hours and Rules
The park is open dawn to dusk. Dogs must be kept on leashes. Rules are posted at the park.


Facilities and AmenitiesWildlife Habitat Sign.jpg
  Trails: Unpaved walking loop
  Restrooms: None
  Parking: Limited on–site parking
  Other: Wheelchair accessible, Demonstration garden, Compost fence, Benches            

Volunteer Opportunities
Water quality measurements - Streamkeepers of Lake Forest Park


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