The News Tribune: Pierce Council purchase could create county’s second largest park

The News Tribune
By John Gillie

A proposed Pierce County purchase of a two 10-acre forested parcels south of Buckley could give residents access to a forest preserve larger than all but one of the county’s parks.

The County Council last week gave its informal approval to allow the county to proceed with acquiring two sites adjacent to the county-owned Buckley Forest Preserve.

With the parcels included, the preserve will total some 220 acres. That’s larger than the county’s Spanaway Lake Park (135 acres), but smaller than Chambers Creek Regional Park (930 acres).

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