Whispering Willow Park - 17038 44th Ave NE

In 2011 the City acquired the property at 17038 44th Ave NE with grant funds to convert it into to a public park. This property was selected for the following reasons:

  • The structures were in Lyon Creek's floodplain and regularly flooded
  • The City’s 100-Year Legacy Plan identified this area of the City as an ideal location for a park 
  • The property is adjacent to Lyon Creek and provides an opportunity to restore the riparian area to improve water quality and habitat

Facilities & Amenities

   Trail(s): Short Boardwalk with Seating and Connection Trail from Town Center to 44th Ave NE
   Restrooms: None
   Parking: Small Parking lot on 44th Ave NE (4 Stalls with 1 ADA Stall)
   Other: Natural Kids Play Area, Nature Viewing and Seating of the Park and Lyon Creek

Hours and Rules

The park is open to the public, dawn to dusk. Dogs must be kept on leashes.

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Funding Partners

Property Acquisition: King County Conservation Futures, King Conservation District, King County Flood Control District and King County Parks Levy collections.

Park Development: King County Flood Control District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington State Department of Transportation, King County Waste Reduction and Recycling (boardwalk), Washington State Department of Ecology Coordinate Prevention Grant (boardwalk) and King Conservation District.