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2040 84th Avenue SE
2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7609
Fax: 206.275.7868
Email: miparks@mercergov.. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Open Space Areas

The City of Mercer Island has been actively restoring native trees and vegetation in 300+ acres of public open space over the past ten years. This work has been guided by the 2004 Open Space Vegetation Plan.  In March 2015, Mercer Island City Council adopted a plan update to reassess of the status of the open space in order to evaluate progress and recommend plan changes. 

The plan update reports significant progress.  Invasive cover has been reduced by 50% over the past ten years, and native conifer regeneration averages 78 trees per acre, up from near zero in 2004.  This update also includes a climate adaptation strategy to anticipate the rapid rise in atmospheric temperature anticipated over the next 100 years and the profound impacts that will have on forest ecology. 

Learn more about the City's invasive knotweed program.

View the Current Restoration & Stewardship Event Calendar.

 

Park Name

Location

Total
Acreage

Open
Space
Acreage

Map It

Clarke Beach Park

7700 E Mercer Way
Trail Map

9.05

7.66

Clise Park

SE 40th St & Island Crest Way

1.72

1.72

Ellis Pond

SE 47th St & 90th Ave SE

4.04

4.04

Gallagher Hill

3701 SE Gallagher Hill Rd

11.34

11.34

Groveland Park

SE 58th St & 80th Ave SE

3.07

3.07

Hollerbach Open Space

SE 45th St & 91st Ave SE

5.18

5.18

Homestead Park

82nd Ave SE & SE 40th St

11.09

3.68

Island Crest Park

5500 Island Crest Way
Trail Map

38.91

31.20

Luther Burbank Park

2040 84th Ave SE
Trail Map

54.52

27.23

Mercerdale Hillside

77th Ave SE & SE 32nd St

18.59

18.59

Mercerdale Park

77th Ave SE & SE 32nd St
Trail Map

12.17

6.51

N. Mercerdale Hillside

7415 SE 27th St
Trail Map

6.20

6.20

Parkwood Ridge
Open Space

9165 Parkwood Ridge Rd
Trail Map

3.80

3.80

Pioneer Park

SE 68th St & Island Crest Way
Trail Map

118.85

118.85

Salem Woods

6300 90th Ave SE

0.35

0.35

SE 47th St Open Space

4701 E. Mercer Way

1.53

l.53

SE 53rd Open Space

9100 SE 53rd Pl
Trail Map

24.97

24.97

SE 80th Open Space

8599 SE 80th St

3.92

3.92

Secret Park

SE 27th St & W Mercer Way

0.86

0.86

So Mercer Playfield

SE 78th St & 84th Ave SE

17.31

1.38

Wildwood Park

7400 86th Ave SE

3.02

1.92

Upper Luther
Burbank Park

84th Ave SE & SE 33rd St
Trail Map

18.07

18.07

 Forest Restoration Progress in Open Spaces

Number of... 2005-2006 2007-2008 2009-2010 2011-2012 2013-2014
Trees Planted 3,799 2,404 12,947 5,705 6,574
Shrubs planted n/a 2,066 2,027 3,027 4,470
Ivy survival rings created 2233 rings 30.4 acres 37.4 acres 21.5 acres 62.4
Total acres worked 88.3 99.2 204 139 149.7
Volunteer events 125 92 109 114 101
Volunteers 1,312 2,089 4,148 6,496 3,104
Volunteer hours 2,260 8,370 13,547 12,684 13,008

Printable copy of the Open Space Vegetation Plan
Printable copy of the appendices to the Open Space Vegetation Plan
Printable copy of the Open Space Vegetation Progress Report for 2005
Printable copy of the Open Space Vegetation Progress Report for 2007-08
Printable copy of the Open Space Vegetation Progress Report for 2009-10
Printable copy of the Open Space Vegetation Progress Report for 2011-12


 

 

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Open Space Conservancy Trust
Pioneer Park Forest Management Plan



 

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