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Andy's Wildlife Park

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.


HISTORY


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. 

Park Snapshot

TRAILHEAD

From parking lot off Eckenstam-Johnson  Road


TRAIL LENGTH

2-mile loop, flat


TOILETS?

Portable toilet in parking lot


DOGS ALLOWED?

Leashed dogs allowed on trails


WATER ACCESS?

No


PARK COMMISSIONER CONTACT

Chuck Hinds | 253-884-6911

chinds@andersonislandparks.org

Freddie's Off-Leash Dog Park

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.


NEWS ON THIS PARK:

LOCATION

Off Sandburg Road near Burton


TOILETS?

No


DOGS ALLOWED?

Off-leash play allowed

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