Kiwanis Ravine Overlook


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Address: W Government Way, between 35th Ave. W & Brygger Ave. W, Seattle, WA
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About the Park

Kiwanis Ravine is one block east of Discovery Park in the Magnolia neighborhood. It is an urban forest and wildlife corridor that is home to Seattle‘s largest nesting colony of Great Blue Herons. The herons make their nests there from February through July or August each year; volunteers counted more than 60 nests during the 2007 nesting season.

Activities

To view heron nests during the nesting season (typically February into August), the public can walk to a pedestrian bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. For directions, go to http://heronhelpers.org/site.html. Best views are before trees leaf out.

To view forest restoration in process, visit a half-acre demonstration site at 36th Ave. W and Ohman Place, about a block north of W Government Way. Interpretive signs on a short trail explain the ecology of Kiwanis Ravine. This site overlooks Wolfe Creek below.