McAuliffe Park

Address: 10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

Stewardship contacts: Jodi Galvan

Types of fruit grown within this orchard: apples, pear, figs, and additional fruit trees to be planted in 2023!


Background and history:

“McAuliffe Park is located on a historic farm site.  You can see mature orchard trees, historic buildings, and farm equipment, some dating back to the late 1800s” (City of Kirkland, 2022).  Within the park is a community learning garden, developed in partnership between Tilth Alliance and the Kirkland Parks Department.  The learning garden provides urban farming education opportunities for schools, local organizations and businesses, and general community members at large.  It features ancestral growing practices, “annual vegetables grown with organic practices, a new rain garden, and water and resource conservation” (Tilth Alliance, 2022).

City Fruit volunteers gather on a sunny summer day to harvest apples!