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 the Park District will be constructing a covered picnic table area in the 2019 season.
Off Sandburg Road near Burton
Off-leash play allowed