New signs for Schmitz Preserve Park courtesy of three West Seattle Girl Scouts – and a trail map for you!

Thanks to Carey Drewes-Moore for the photos and report – including a Sunday morning offer for you!

Muriel, Lauren, and Kassidy from Girl Scout Troop 45120 came up with a fantastic idea for their Silver Award Project of replacing the signs at both entrances to Schmitz Preserve Park in hopes that hikers will be able to have a better understanding of the trails system.

They also offered historic information and information on some of the plants to stay away from while in the park on their signs. Because the park is a preserve, signs on the trails are not allowed, to preserve the natural environment. They each spent close to fifty hours researching and revising their plan, communicating with the city, and bringing together all their information to create the new signs. (On Friday), the girls installed both signs.

They are hosting a map handout for those looking for an awesome West Seattle hike on Sunday morning from 8-10 am at the Admiral entrance of Schmitz Preserve Park. We will have coffee, donuts, and maps to hand out!

13 Replies to "New signs for Schmitz Preserve Park courtesy of three West Seattle Girl Scouts - and a trail map for you!"

  • just wondering August 25, 2018 (11:31 am)

    Well done!

  • KM August 25, 2018 (11:43 am)

    This is awesome!        

  • aRF August 25, 2018 (11:48 am)

    Yay! Thank you!

  • Junction Lady August 25, 2018 (12:00 pm)

    Awesome contribution to West Seattle!

  • Mj August 25, 2018 (12:13 pm)

    Nicely done, but there are more than two entrances to the park.  SW Hinds Street access is used by a lot of locals.

  • Mike August 25, 2018 (12:37 pm)

    Nice contribution to our community.  Thank you!

  • JayDee August 25, 2018 (1:47 pm)

    Thank you girls you are awesome! 

  • miws August 25, 2018 (2:22 pm)

    It is indeed Awesome what these young ladies did to contribute to our community and to our beloved Schmitz Preserve Park.All of the hours they spent researching and revising as needed. Running into roadblocks in a process can be frustrating.They persevered.——Mike

  • Onion August 25, 2018 (4:32 pm)

    Very cool. Thank you!

  • Mj August 25, 2018 (5:02 pm)

    I know of 6 entry spots- 53rd at SW Manning- SW Hinds Street- 52nd at SW Hanford- Admiral at SW Stevens – Admiral stairway- 58th SW Stevens, aka Alki ESI suspect there are other spots but the ones above are the ones I am aware of.  Any other access spots please advise?Thank you to girl scouts, a great project.  

  • BelvidereMom August 25, 2018 (6:19 pm)

    Wonderful job! Congratulations, ladies.

  • denis sapiro August 26, 2018 (8:34 pm)

    Great work!

  • Mike August 27, 2018 (12:46 am)

    Awesome, thank you!

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