Lewis Lake as seen from the Lewis Lake Nature Trail in Auburn, on June 24, 2021. Lewis Lake is the most recent addition to Auburn parks. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Lewis Lake as seen from the Lewis Lake Nature Trail in Auburn, on June 24, 2021. Lewis Lake is the most recent addition to Auburn parks. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Check out Auburn’s newest park: Lewis Lake Park

Auburn unveiled Lewis Lake Park in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The park, named after former mayor Peter B. Lewis, covers 9.25 acres of land, including a 2-acre lake and about 7 acres of forest, according to the Auburn Parks website.

Nestled in the West Hill neighborhood of Auburn between South 318th Street and W Street Northwest, the park has a small gravel parking lot next to the entrance to the park trail.

The quarter-mile gravel trail, which loops around the small lake, is perfect for a quick walk or a weekend picnic and is suitable for the whole family. The shade offered by the large evergreen trees that populate the park make it a pleasant retreat from the summer heat.

A footbridge that crosses over a wetland section of the trail was constructed by the Auburn Noon Lions Club.

Part of the construction of the park included a picnic table at the southwest corner of the trail and a swinging bench. Several offshoots from the trail lead to viewpoints on the shore of the lake, where visitors can cast a line and fish, or wade into the lake.

“There are some fish in there, so if you enjoy fishing, this pond is a great opportunity to do that,” parks director Daryl Faber said during a town hall meeting on June 10.


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Lewis Lake Nature Park trail on June 24, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Lewis Lake Nature Park trail on June 24, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

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