Nora's Woods

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Nora's Woods
Location720 29th Ave (29th and Columbia St.)
Nearest citySeattle
Coordinates47°36′31″N 122°17′41″W / 47.6087°N 122.2946°W / 47.6087; -122.2946Coordinates: 47°36′31″N 122°17′41″W / 47.6087°N 122.2946°W / 47.6087; -122.2946
Createdc. 1996
Operated bySeattle Parks and Recreation

Nora's Woods is an undeveloped city park and native plant garden[1] in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The 0.35-acre (0.14 ha) house lot-sized wooded area is named for Seattleite Nora Woods, who purchased the land in 1987 that was given to The Trust for Public Land after her death in 1989.[2][3][4][5] Cleanup of the overgrown and neglected property by neighborhood volunteers to create the park began in 1996 or 1997.[5][6] In 1998, it became a city park.

The Columbia Street pollinator pathway connects Nora's Woods to the 18th Avenue P-Patch and the Seattle University campus.[3]

Nora Woods' ashes are buried in Nora's Woods Park.[6]


  1. ^ Native plants: are they ornamental enough?, Taylor Gardens Northwest, October 13, 2013
  2. ^ Rich Appleton, I Remember When... : Every Day is Earth Day in Nora’s Woods (PDF), Madrona Community Council
  3. ^ a b Claire Thompson (September 19, 2012), "Bee boulevard: An urban corridor becomes a haven for native pollinators", Grist
  4. ^ A-Z parks list, Seattle Parks and Recreation, retrieved 2013-12-30
  5. ^ a b Jake Batsell (May 24, 1999), "Park And Pride—Neighbors Make Madrona Talk Of The Nation", The Seattle Times
  6. ^ a b Kathryn True; Maria Dolan (2003), "Nora's Woods: Hushed Tribute", Nature in the City: Seattle, Mountaineers Books, p. 59, ISBN 9780898868791

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