SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK

SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK

(5551 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116)

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It’s free to wander the trails of this wonderful city park in West Seattle. It is a patch of old growth forest.

Look for western red cedar trees and sword ferns, such as in the foreground.

Douglas fir trees,

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and hemlocks.

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Look for native plants: salal, (Photo by Darren Giles, CC)

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bracken fern,

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and Oregon grape.

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Watch out for nettles. They sting.

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The park is just over 53 acres.

A creek runs through the park and out to Constellation Park which lies along the shore of Puget Sound.

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The city’s parks website.

The Washington Trails Association website.

A map to get there.

Plant photos from Free images on Pixabay.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF SEATTLE OR CANNOT MAKE IT TO SCHMITZ PARK, VISIT THE CLOSEST PARK TO YOUR HOME. TELL US ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS.

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