Anderson Island, Washington
Park and Recreation District

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Tom White Park

Located on Eckenstam-Johnson Road across from the "Old School House"
Tom White Park, approximately five acres in size, was dedicated in 2005 to honor the memory of Tom White and his years of devoted service as Park Contractor.  In the spring, when you see daffodils along the roadside and in residents' gardens, you might be right in wondering if these were planted by Tom White or by one of his many friends, in his memory.  A short trail with steps down from the trailhead leads to a lovely foot bridge across Schoolhouse Creek, where Tom worked with the Island school children to respore the historic fish runs in the creek.  The trail then traverses the hillside.  Up stream from the bridge is where thousands of fertilized Chum salmon eggs were incubated, hatched and released as fry by the Parks District.  It is hope that in about 4 years at least some of these fish will return.  The District intends to continue this process until we are assured that the runs will be self sustaining.

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Contact Park Commissioner:  Dave Jacobsen  253-884-5250
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