Another park to enjoy in the Auburn, Washington area is Roegner Park! The White River runs along the park’s eastern border, adjacent to Auburn Riverside High School. There is a trail system with both hard and soft-surface parts to accommodate a variety of users, including horse riders from the Hidden Valley neighborhood. A salmon-themed bench has been placed in the park to provide views of the river and was designed by an artist working at Intel. The park is named for Jack Roegner, a former Auburn City Council Member. Roegner Park is an excellent place to enjoy the outdoors and view wildlife.
The Robert Roegner Park, dedicated to a former council member and Mayor Bob Roegner, was opened in 1994. The facilities include baseball fields, walking trails, access to the banks of the White River, a children’s play area, a picnic shelter with numerous picnic tables around it, and public art. There are also restrooms available.
The White River Trail passes through the park, which is the finest part. This route terminates at SE Oravetz Pl., just west of the park, but walking eastwards it travels 2.3 miles to Game Farm Wilderness Park. Because the distance isn’t too great, hikers and runners rather than bikers use this path. Equestrians utilize a dirt track alongside the paved trail.
Roegner Park and the White River Trail provide views of soaring hawks and eagles, as well as blue herons perched on a log in the White River. Not bad for a city park, right? In the fall, when the trees change colors ranging from crimson to orange and yellow, this park and trail are vibrant with color. The path stays within hearing of the river, and has play areas, picnic tables, and benches for stops along the way, so completing a circuit is an excellent in-town family fun trip!
Driving Directions To Auburn Environmental Park