Distance: Less than a mile
Elevation Gain: Trails are flat to slightly sloping. Most are asphalt or boardwalk.
Description: This park is just over 110 acres and contains wetlands of different qualities. It offers excellent bird-watching, and you can often see turtles and other wildlife as well. There are some interesting interpretive signs scattered throughout. Parking can be limited on sunny afternoons. Don’t confuse this park with Juanita Beach Park – there is no beach here!
Directions: The address is: 2201 Market Street, Kirkland, WA. From I-405 Northbound, take the NE 116th St. Exit. Turn left (west) and go under the freeway. Follow NE 116th St. and turn left on 98th Ave. NE. This road traverses the park; look for the sign and the parking area on the right as you begin to go up the hill. From I-405 Southbound, take the NE 124th St. Exit and turn right onto NE 124th St. Turn left onto 100th, which soon becomes 98th Ave. NE. This road traverses the park; look for the sign and the parking area on the right as you begin to go up the hill.
Links: Learn more about interpretive programs and find a link to a map here. You can download a habitat and wildlife guide from the Eastside Audubon site; you might be interested in taking a bird walk with an expert!