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: North perimeter trail from Naches Ave SW to Monster Road SW will remain closed until 2020 to complete a new segment of the Lake to Sound Trail. The new segment will connect the Green River Trail in Tukwila and Fort Dent Park to Renton and SW 7th Street to tie regional trails closer together in Renton. For more information, contact David Shaw, Project Manager for King County, at or (206) 263-2164 or Renton Community Services at (425) 430-6600.

Springbrook Trail and the trail south of the Black River will remain open as usual during this time.

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.