Designed for small groups
Customize your own nature walk at Magnuson Park! Spend 60 or 90 minutes with an experienced guide, walking the trails of Promontory Point, the Flyway, the Wetlands Complex, Kite Hill Forest, Children’s Garden and P-Patch, or other park areas!
You can choose to focus your walk or class on learning and practicing identification skills for Magnuson’s resident and migrant birds (including nesting Barn Owls), its wide variety of native plants, resident Pacific Chorus Frogs and Beavers, the amazing array of Dragonflies, or any combo of the above!
Walks can be scheduled at any time of year, during daytime or evening hours, and on weekdays or weekends. Binoculars, ID guides, magnifying lenses, pond water sampling supplies, and/or other educational materials are provided for all attendees. Great for Scout troops or Campfire Groups to get their badges, 4-H groups, church or garden club members, senior groups, birthday parties, home-school groups, friends and family get-togethers or other special celebrations, and more!
What attendees have to say:
“Thank you so much for a wonderful nature walk, it was exactly how we wanted to celebrate our son’s birthday”. The Visoker Family
“The girls all had a great time and were eager to share the favorite things they learned and saw on the walk! Overwhelmingly, the frog in the log was the best. There were many others though, and the girls are all excited to see you again this summer.” J. Bodley
“Thank you so much for the wonderful walk today. We all had such a great time. What an amazing habitat that is — thank you for helping us look a little bit closer.” A. O’Neill
Nature Walk Leaders: Emily Bishton and/or Nicole Caudana, and other Magnuson Nature Staff and Docents
1-hour walks: $80.00 minimum for the first 12 children and 2 adult attendees, and $6 per additional attendee.
90-minute walks: $100.00 minimum for the first 12 children and 2 adult attendees, and $6 per additional attendee.
2-hour walks: $150.00 minimum for the first 12 children and 2 adult attendees, and $7.50 per additional attendee.
Maximum attendees: 18
Reservations are available for Winter and Spring 2017 custom nature walks and Birthday Packages! For more information or to get started on scheduling a walk for your group, email us at
- Magnuson Community Garden and Children’s Garden
- The non-pavilion lakeshore areas around the boat launch and swimming beach, and playground
Important Note: We practice the American Birding Association’s code of ethics on all our nature walks. We also request that you do not bring dogs on any of our nature walks unless they are certified service dogs, because they usually result in a much-reduced amount of birds and other wildlife seen throughout the walk. Thanks for your understanding!