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Licorice Fern Natural Area on Thornton Creek
Project Information


Location: 13002 10th Ave. NE

Project Status

Thank you Seattle and the Friends of Licorice Fern Park. This project is complete.

October 2014
The Friends of Licorice Fern Park have completed the two new trails and are clearing the entrance area. Parks will install a kiosk in November.

Summer 2014
The Friends of Licorice Fern Park are starting work at the main entry area. (see map) There will be a kiosk, a short ADA path and a wider trail in the forested area.

October 2011
The Final Improvements Planning Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document., created with the Friends of Licorice Fern Park, landscape architect Peggy Gaynor and Seattle Parks was completed.

June 2011
Thornton Creek Park #1 was renamed Licorice Fern Park. The name comes from the licorice ferns that are abundant and unique to this area. The Friends of Thornton Creek #1 renamed themselves Friends of Licorice Fern Park.

February 2011
Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1 are happy to announce that on February 25, 2011 they signed a contract with GAYNOR, Inc. to manage the planning process for the Park in 2011. Anita Fisk signed for the Friends, and Peggy Gaynor signed for GAYNOR, Inc.

The planning process will include three public meetings to be scheduled for March-June. Watch for announcements of the dates and location, to be in our Pinehurst / Jackson Park / Olympic Hills area.

13002 10th Ave. NE
$20,000 Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Fund Award for design
Design: 2011

Project Description

The project focuses on Thornton Creek Park #1 located roughly between NE 130th and 10th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE in the Pinehurst neighborhood. In the northeast, the park dead ends at the Bridgehaven Condominiums. (see map)

The goal of the project is to encourage neighborhood participation in forest restoration and creating opportunities to encourage more people to enjoy the park in a responsible fashion. It is part of the Thornton Creek Watershed. (see map)

Community Participation


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Updated December 9, 2015


Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Pamela Kliment
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Watershed Map
Watershed Map
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Park #1 Area Map
Park #1 Area Map
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