Meadowbrook Farm Preserve
Meadowbrook Newsletters

Summer 2022

It's been a rainy cool spring, but the salmon berries are ripening, the vultures are back, and it's time to watch for elk calves. What better way to enjoy a Snoqualmie Valley summer than to visit Meadowbrook Farm's historic open space? As you enjoy a trail, watch a hunting hawk, or glimpse an elusive coyote or elk, remember that this unique public open space was once part of the vast Snoqualmie Prarie, maintained by the Snoqualmie Tribe and their ancestors for thousands of years, To have a significant place like Meadowbrook now, as public open space land, is a treaure and a responsibility. We and the Snoqualmie are all now stewards of this ancestraol homeland, so please, visit this land with respace and care. Do your part: stay on the trails, pick up litter you see, carry out pet wast, and view wildlife from a distance. Visit thoughtfully! Thank you! Read more …

Winter 2021-2022

Happy New Year!

This year, we who love Meadowbrook Farm Park can celebrate 13,000 years of stewardship of this prairie homeland, 141 years of private ownership and farming, and 26 years (and counting!) of unique public open space dedicated to education, wildlife habitat and public recreation. We hope to resume our regular tours, hikes, and classes this year, pending health advisories. And we hope to meet you at a class, or on the trail, as we enjoy this beautiful place together. Read more …

Summer 2021

Explore Meadowbrook: Visit the Scout Meadow!

Summer is a wonderful time to sample areas in the park that you haven't visited before. The Scout Meadow – named for mid-century Boy Scout jamboree camp-outs held there – is one of the hidden places in Meadowbrook where you see very little evidence of the 20th century. And it's one of the best places to look for elk, if you've driven past the roadside fields, and don't see any: walk quietly into the Scout Meadow, and you may find them there.Read more …

Winter 2020-21

Winter at Meadowbrook Farm Park is an Adventure . . .

The leaves are off the trees. You can see further into the woods than you thought possible and new things are catching your eye.

Meadowbrook activities change just as the seasons do. The waters rise in the meandering soughs that wind through the park. You may find that the trail that you walked on regularly now as low areas that fill with water and cannot be navigated without rubber boots. Read more …

Be Safe with Elk!

It's always exciting to see wildlife while visiting Meadowbrook Farm Park, but remember that wild animals, including elk, can be dangerous to both people and pets. The Snoqualmie valley floor is home to about 500 elk, and they often utilize the protected habitat of Meadowbrook's meadows and forests. If you encounter an elk, stay at a safe distance. Read more …

Summer 2020

The Prairie Loop Trail

Snoqualmie, North Bend, Si View and the Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association have a pending grant application to complete this 2-plus mile trail loop as a paved, ADA accessible trail! But you can scout out the route now, and summer is the ideal time to do it. Celebrating Meadowbrook's history as a maintained, food gathering prairie --Baq(w)ab in the Snoqualmie Lushootseed language-- this loop explores hidden fields, forested wetlands and amazing views on a combination of gravel, paved and grassy trail. Plan to carry toddlers partway; not for strollers (yet!) Read more …

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Mount Si views from the Prairie Loop trail