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ABOUT THE PARK
Try not to get lost in this great ravine, where deciduous woods predominate, on your way down to the madrona grove at the park’s south end and the rocky beach beyond.Acreage: 8.8
The pioneer settlers in this area were loggers, cattlemen, and farmers. The forest in the area produced timber of exceptional quality, which is just what the shipyards needed for masts. The loggers developed two skid roads and a wall for the oxen used to skid the logs. One road began on the hill (2oth and Roxbury) down past the cranberry bog that was the headwaters of Longfellow Creek, then down the ravine to the beach.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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