The new official name for our Thornton Creek Park #1 is “Licorice Fern Natural Area on Thornton Creek”. This was announced in a Parks news release this way:
Licorice Fern Natural Area on Thornton Creek is adjacent to the Jackson Park Golf course to the west. It is bordered by NE 130th St. to the south and 10th Ave. NE to the west. It follows the creek northeasterly toward NE Brockman Pl. It is a predominately wooded ravine providing rich wildlife habitat on the North Branch of Thornton Creek. Licorice Ferns are abundant and unique to this area.
We will switch to the new name for our community organization “Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1” after the conclusion of our planning grant phase, around October 2011.