Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park
Kiwanis Memorial Preserve Park is one block east of Discovery Park in the Magnolia neighborhood. This park was named the city's first Wildlife Sanctuary in 2010. It is home to Seattle's largest nesting colony of Great Blue Herons. The herons make their nests there from February through July or August each year.
The public can enter shoulder areas of the ravine during daylight hours year-round. We recommend that the public not enter the steep ravine during the heron nesting season, February 1 through July 31, to prevent frightening parent birds away from nests - and leaving eggs and/or chicks vulnerable to predation. Find out more about the protected habitat and how to help at heronhelpers.org.