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A child balances on a tightrope in a park at sunset while two other people hold her hands.

Golden Gardens

Monthly work parties to maintain the park’s forested slope and plant native species

Project Description

When Golden Gardens was built in 1907, it was envisioned as a destination for “Sunday outings” to picnic on the beach or take in views of the Olympics. These days, the park attracts beach volleyballers, sunset watchers, kiteboarders, and weddings in the bathhouse. Hugging the beach is a forested slope that the Golden Gardens Friends work to maintain. Monthly work parties called GGREAT (Golden Gardens Reforestation and Trails) help ensure the proliferation of native species, including sword ferns and salmonberry shrubs. The Friends have even created a small plot to nurture cedar trees before final transplanting in the forest.