Located in south Lynnwood, Gold Park is preserved as forested open space with trails, grassy clearings and a seasonal stream. The park has a variety of Northwest plants:
- bleeding hearts
Community volunteers have built nature trails through the park. This helps keep invasive plants under control.
"Stolja Ali" Place of Medicine Ethnobotanical Garden
In 2010, students in the Learn-n-serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) at Edmonds Community College adopted Gold Park. With Snohomish Tribe of Indians, the school improved the trail system, and developed the "Stolja Ali" Place of Medicine Ethnobotanical Garden. The Garden showcases native plants of the Coast Salish Tribe and their modern uses and roles in restoration and ecology. These volunteer efforts have improved the park's environment, creating a healthier ecosystem and an educational experience for the community.
In 1954, Barbara and Morris Gold bought the property and built a 5-bedroom house for their family. Dr. Gold ran an obstetrics practice in the house until 1982. To protect their land from development, the Gold family sold it to the City of Lynnwood in 1997 to preserve the property as a park. The City purchased the land with a Snohomish County Conservation Futures grant. This requires Gold Park to remain a passive park with no active recreational uses.
6421 200th Street Southwest, Lynnwood 98036 View Map