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Seattle Times: New Eastside park has more deer than people

From our news partners at The Seattle Times: The city of Sammamish has turned the 179-acre parcel on 224th Avenue Northeast into a community park, complete with a 2.6-mile trail system that snakes around and through wetlands and meadows. By Tan Vinh.


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One of several boardwalks at Evans Creek Preserve enters a transition forest from a meadow

You can tell the park is new. There were as many deer tracks as footprints along a dirt trail in Evans Creek Preserve, located on the northeast edge of Sammamish.

Opened on Oct. 22, the preserve nestling between Sammamish on the south and Redmond on the north is the Eastside's newest park.

Intended for dog walking and after-work or weekend strolls, the trails are flat and short enough for seniors and children. Included is an ADA-accessible loop, with a wide, graveled surface for wheelchairs, plus two longer trails.

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