Edith Moulton was raised on the property by her Grandmother Jennie and her Aunt Jeannie Moulton. Edith graduated from Kirkland High and the University of Washington. She worked as a teacher on the Olympic Peninsula but returned often to the family farm. She cared for the property after Jennie Moulton passed away in 1934 and Jeannie passed away in 1954.
Edith Moulton was negotiating the sale of her property to King County for a public park when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the early 1960s. Upon her death in 1967, she willed the 20-acre property to King County to be used as a public park and to “save some nature spots for posterity before it is too late,” so that “small children could have a place to play other than the street.”
In the 1970s the county purchased six acres north of the park, expanding the park with a property once owned by Edith’s childhood friends, the Mattila family. King County transferred ownership of the park to the City of Kirkland in 2011. The City began plans for the redevelopment of the park in 2013 and a grand re-opening was held in July 2018.