The Black River Riparian Forest and Wetland is home to more than 50 species of birds, including one of the largest great blue heron colonies in the region. The site is a complex ecosystem with an abundant wildlife habitat.
The forest and wetland is a year-round bird watcher's paradise and provides an oasis and a unique view of nature within Renton's city limits.
PARK NOTICE: Enjoy a walk or bike ride on the new section of the Lake to Sound Trail that connects the Black River Riparian Forest in Renton with the Green River Trail in Tukwila at Fort Dent Park. The multi-use pathway has a HAWK signal at Monster Road SW and interpretive signs along its 1.1 mile route.
Springbrook Trail Boardwalk
The Springbrook Creek Wetland & Habitat Mitigation Bank Project enhances 110 acres of wetlands and buffer, restores and creates a connected 20 acres of wetland for approximately 130 acres of wetlands.
Thousands of native plants have been planted, including Black Cottonwood, Pacific Willow, Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Snowberry, Douglas Fir and Bog Leaf Maple. These trees, shrubs and plants will attract and create habitat for many different species of wildlife. Washington State Department of Transportation crews have completed building an interpretive boardwalk trail through a portion of the site that provides opportunities to educate the public on the benefits of wetlands and the habitat they support. The boardwalk is located on SW 27th Street between Oakesdale Avenue SW and Lind Avenue SW.