Andy's Wildlife Park encompasses 170 acres of wetlands, tidal estuary and a forest. Nearly all of the park lies south of Sandberg Road and West of Eckenstam-Johnson Road.
The hiking trailheads are accessible from the parking lot off Ecksenstam-Johnson road, where you will also find a portable toilet. The 2-mile looped nature trail has level ground and wide trails and includes two small bridges. Recent trail improvements have made this trail accessible year-round, though there might still be a few muddy spots to skirt.
Enjoy open views of the tidal estuary from the wildlife viewing area and picnic table located near the beginning of the south trail.
A donation from Delbert and Janice Deweyert allowed us to construct a connection to the loop trail within Andy's Wildlife Park to connect with Andrew Anderson Marine Park.
The portion of the park on the east side of Eckenstam-Johnson Road includes an important segment of School House Creek where the Park District is attempting to restore the creek and re-establish a salmon run. There is a picnic area with a table on the bank of Schoolhouse Creek near the parking area and a sign acknowledging Pierce County's contribution to the salmon enhancement project. Learn more about the Schoolhouse Creek salmon restoration project.
Originally a 120 acre bequest of Andrew Anderson (1895-1975), this park was expanded with the 50-acre addition of Windy Pete’s farm, purchased with the support of Pierce County Conservation Futures funding in 1994.
A donation from Delbert and Janice Deweyert in 2010 allowed us to construct a connection with Andrew Anderson Marine Park.
From parking lot off Eckenstam-Johnson Road
2-mile loop, flat
Portable toilet in parking lot
Leashed dogs allowed on trails
PARK COMMISSIONER CONTACT
Chuck Hinds | 253-884-6911
At the north-west end of the park, off of Sandburg Road, you'll find a fenced, 1 acre off-leash dog area.
There is a small parking lot and picnic table shelter to make hot summer days and rainy winter days more bearable for human companions.
NEW! In October 2019, we connected the dog park to the main Andy's Wildlife trails via a 200 ft trail, allowing access to these dog-friendly trails for leashed dogs.
COMING SOON: We're working on creating a smaller fenced area within the dog park to allow owners to separate their dogs from others.
NEWS ON THIS PARK:
Off Sandburg Road near Burton
Off-leash play allowed
Discharge of fire arms, bow and arrows and hunting is not permitted
As with all our parks, no alcohol or drugs are allowed on site.
Take your trash with you and leave no trace of your visit.