A hidden park: Seattle’s largest greenspace

If you look at a map of Seattle that includes the green spaces, you’ll notice one large one what seems to border the Duwamish River. And, it is even called the Duwamish green space, but it is separated by industrial complexes that line the river. This land is actually within the Delridge District.

Now, if you attend a neighborhood meeting, some folks might share with pride that Delridge is home of the largest continuous Green Space in Seattle, but at the same time, there might be others who insist it is located in another neighborhood, Pigeon Point. And, that’s what the sign says, “Pigeon Point Park.” Regardless of who claims to be the home of this park, it’s truly a hidden treasure.

If you have the time, you could spend hours walking along the trails – some of them have been revived through work parties that are striving to restore it to native non-invasive species of plants and trees. So, when you start down the park trails, it’s very well maintained and clearly defined, but if you venture off one of the many side trails, you’ll find yourself in a wonderland of overgrowth in ferns, vines and moss.

Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

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Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

Pigeon Point by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

Photo by Holli Margell

And, so that is why I had to photograph a slice of the wonderland to share with you all: it’s truly one of the spots in Seattle that shines through countless hours of volunteer labor, planning and forethought of city planners.

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