What a wonderful park hidden in White Center behind a wooded riparian strip. King County Parks led our work party, planting natives in the soggy forest. It was particularly wet from heavy recent rains, but we lucked out with a sparkler of a winter day.
White Center Heights Park was revamped around 2007 with help from multiple community sources, including a sizable Starbucks Parks Grant and the Design/Build studio at the UW's Landscape Architecture program (my alma mater!). From the gorgeous bridge on the pond, to the running mounds, wetlands and the light capturing sculpture, not to mention the Pacific Islander pig roasting pit.... An excellent park, especially at 5.5 acres.
A diversity of bat and bird boxes cultivated curiosity about the winged species frequenting the park. I saw mention of coyote. One source I read cited this site as one of the area's first sawmills, adjacent to the pond. We look forward to making this spot a regular!