McAuliffe Park is the site of one of Kirkland’s oldest homesteads, with only two different families having owned the land since 1877. The City of Kirkland purchased McAuliffe Park in 2001. At the time of its purchase, Kirkland’s mayor commented that “this unique and incredibly beautiful property is a ready made park due to the extraordinary landscape and site development features which the McAuliffe’s have created and nurtured on their property over the years.”
McAuliffe Park features a network of trails that lead through a dense forest canopy on the northern portion of the site. Manicured green spaces are interspersed with trees, shrubs, fountains and ponds. A fascinating farm, windmill, garden structures and other outbuildings dot the landscape – some obvious, some hidden. Beginning in 2009 McAuliffe Park started a community gardening program. There are 35 lots available for rent. For more information on the pea patch program contact Cathy at 425-587-3349- or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
From I-405 South, take the NE 124th Street exit (exit 20) and turn right onto NE 124th Street. Turn left onto 116th Avenue NE which becomes 120th Avenue NE. Turn right onto NE 116th Street. End at 10824 NE 116th Street, Kirkland.
From I-405 North, take the NE 116th Street exit (exit 20A) and turn left onto NE 116th Street. End at 10824 NE 116th Street, Kirkland.