Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve is a .89 acre passive park located across from Lake Forest Park Town Center. It includes 100 feet of Lake Washington shoreline and 250 feet of Lyon Creek. Enjoy a quiet moment on the dock down by the lake, or take a few minutes to look for salmon swimming in Lyon Creek.
Lyon Creek originates in wetlands in south Snohomish County. The creek flows around and under Lake Forest Park Town Center – to meet Lake Washington in this park. For salmon that leave the Sammamish River and enter Lake Washington, this is the first creek mouth they encounter. Lyon Creek itself is named after a family who owned several adjacent lakefront properties in the late 1800‘s.
In 1998, the City of Lake Forest Park bought the residential property at the mouth of Lyon Creek, with the help of state and local grants, to develop as a park.
In 2015, construction from the Lyon Creek Flood Mitigation Project has reestablished the floodplain by clearing and grading Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve, constructing a floodplain with berm to contain flood water to the limits of the property. The property has been re-landscaped in the disturbed areas with ~4,000 native plants.
The park is open to the public, dawn to dusk. Dogs must be kept on leashes. Rules are posted at the park.
Trail(s): Short Trail, Boardwalk
Parking: One ADA Parking Space (in front of park opening), Visitors Parking is at the City Hall Parking Lot
Other: Viewing dock, Scenic and Nature Viewings from Park Benches
Water quality measurements: Streamkeepers of Lake Forest Park