Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lakeridge Park

 Lakeridge Park

 Lakeridge Park April 2010

 Lakeridge Park April 2010

Lysichiton americanus in Lakeridge Park April 2010

Taylor Creek in Lakeridge Park April 2010

As you walk on the 1.6 mile trail along Taylor Creek in Dead Horse Canyon, Lakeridge Park seems more of a wilderness area than a Seattle city park.  It is filled with Washington native plants.  There are Alder, Maple, Cedar, Douglas Fir & Hemlock trees.  The understory is populated with Sword Fern, Salmon Berry, Fringecup, even Skunk Cabbage.  Lakeridge Park is located on Rainier Avenue S at 68th Avenue S.  A playing field lies along Rainier Avenue S.  Drive up 68th Avenue S until you see the sign for Lakeridge Park-Dead Horse Canyon-Taylor Creek & Trail.  The park is not very far south from Rainier Beach


Sylvana said...

I absolutely love all the moss!! You definitely get the feeling that you are walking through an ancient forest. Something with history and mystery.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

This looks like a great place to take my kids to explore. I've heard of it, but never have been there. It looks beautiful.

Ellada said...

Fantastic photo, bravo.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I need to put this place on the list of parks to visit. Nice photography!

Karen said...

Never even heard of this place! It looks a lot like some parts of Ravenna Park, which is walking distance for me. I will have to explore Lakeridge, thanks for the photo tour! Love the close-up of the skunk cabbage, or whatever we're supposed to call it these days (those of us who can't remember botanical names).

PS I got an Allium karataviense (I always have to look that one up too) at the plant sale last weekend. Only one, but maybe it will spread if I give it a good spot? Thanks for the inspiration there!