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Kingfisher Natural Area on Thornton Creek

 
Address: 15th Ave NE & NE 105th St, 98125
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks & Recreation will be restoring several hundred feet of the south branch of Thornton Creek at the downstream end of the Kingfisher Natural Area, at a site known as Knickerbocker.

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HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

Kingfisher Natural Area on Thornton Creek is a large assemblage of properties that follows the South Branch of Thornton Creek southeasterly from approximately 15th Ave. NE and NE 105th St. to NE 98th St. west of 20th Ave. NE. There are formal access points at NE 102nd St. and 17th Ave. NE and at NE 104th St. and 17th Ave. NE, as well as two areas along NE 100th St. The park features viewpoints, wetlands, and an abundant wildlife habitat. Kingfishers used to be spotted nesting in this area and are now passing through. This name helps to highlight the importance that preserving and protecting these areas has on wildlife habitat.

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