Petry Natural Area

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:41

Petry Natural Area EntranceA dedication ceremony for the Petry Natural Area (Petry Park) was be held July 6, 2004.  In order to access the natural area, enter the city path on Stadium Way between the railroad track and Blockbuster Video (415 NE Stadium Way).  The park is located approximately one-quarter mile up the path on your left.  Signage will mark the location of the site.

The concept of Glenn and Melody Petry donating property to the City of Pullman for the creation of a natural area was discussed at the City Council goal setting retreat on Saturday, March 29, 2003.  At the City Council meeting on August 26, 2003, the Pullman City Council unanimously passed a motion accepting the donation proposal and directing that Quick Claim Deeds be prepared for the City Council’s consideration at future City Council meetings.  The land was to be donated in three phases commencing with the gift of the two lower portions in 2003-2004.  The upper portion was to be gifted in 2005 and provided property for a path linkage between the city path and Maple Street Extension.  The donated property for the natural area lies below the new Grandview Apartments while the property for the path lies west of the new apartments.  On November 11, 2003, the City Council passed an ordinance accepting the first two parcels of property for the project.

The preservation of this property as a natural area and as a site for path users has been strongly supported by a variety of groups including the Pullman Civic Trust, the Pullman Parks & Recreation Commission, and the City of Pullman Environmental Quality Commission.  The peaceful grove of trees and the old homestead site will be a treasured wayside for path users.  The dedication of the site to the City also prevents the site from being developed in the future thus preserving it as a natural area.

Glenn and Melody Petry have not only donated the property but also signage, two benches, two picnic tables, and trash receptacles.  The City of Pullman would like to express sincere appreciation to Glenn and Melody for this wonderful gift to our community.



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