Discovery Park Professional Review and Guide
"Many seasoned trail runners go to Discovery Park for its convenience and beauty. With 534 acres, more than 7 miles of trails, forest, saltwater beaches, a lighthouse, and spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier, it is an ideal urban getaway. Many of the Puget Sound Indian tribes, including the Shilshoh, Duwamish, Suquamish, Tulalip, White, and Green River peoples, used the Discovery Park area in times past.
Evidence indicates it was used as a village site, fishing station, and for shellfish and plant gathering and hunting beginning more than 2700 years ago. While digging for the sewage treatment plant in 1992, archaeologists found evidence of fire pits for drying clams and fish and bone tools. Petrified wood from the Columbia River and obsidian artifacts from Oregon indicated that trading had occurred between tribes."