On a recommendation from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Seattle Parks and Recreation will close Discovery Park, effective immediately.
WDFW is on site at the park setting a live trap for a cougar that has been sighted in the park. They intend to capture and re-locate it to a more rural setting. To avoid any interference with the trapping operation, the park will be closed until Monday, Sept. 7, or when the animal is captured – whichever comes first.
If a member of the public sees the animal during normal business hours, please call WDFW at (425) 418-4228. If the cougar is spotted before or after normal business hours, call 9-1-1. For more information about cougars, visit: http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/living/cougars.htm#facts