1 of 19 City of Everett designated neighborhoods, South Forest Park was named due to its close proximity to Forest Park, Everett’s flagship and oldest public park Forest that was home to the Forest Park zoo from 1914-1976. At the peak of its operation, Forest Park zoo had over 200 animals including monkey’s, bears, and elephant, and the locally famous peacocks.
South Forest Park is in the Everett School District. Schools that serve the South Forest Park neighborhood include:
Madison Elementary School
View Ridge Elementary School
Jackson Elementary School
North Middle School
Evergreen Middle School
Everett High School
South Forest Park has its own community p-patch called the “Growing Together Garden” located on College Street and 47th by Zion Lutheran Church. The garden provides a sunny spot for neighbors to connect as they tend to their own rented plot, learn and share gardening skills, and work as a team to grow food for the local food bank. The fenced garden is exclusively organic and has 16 10ft x 10ft plots available to SFP neighbors to rent annually for $40/year. Plot rental fees cover cost of onsite water and site maintenance. Experienced gardeners are available to mentor. Contact Janice Dickason at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to request a copy of the Growing Together Garden Agreement.