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By Joanne Mulloy
Mukilteo Historical Society 

The History of Forest Park and the Zoo | Muk Revisited


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 12:29pm

Photo courtesy of Everett Walking Tour

Children enjoy the wading pool at Forest Park.

When I tell people about my memories of visiting the bears at the Forest Park Zoo. I get strange looks. When discussing it with those from this area, we differ on what zoo animals we remember.

I have vague memories of other animals but mostly remember two bears and many peacocks. Children would chase the peacocks for their feathers, but they were easily picked up from the ground. Most of my friends had a bouquet of peacock feathers in their room.

I spent a lot of time at Forest Park as a child: in the wading pool, at the playground and in the picnic shelter with my family. I was over the...

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