Blown-down trees that have been cut and removed from nearby forested areas of Robin Hill County Park await removal from a staging area next to the Olympic Discovery Trail within the park between Sequim and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Blown-down trees that have been cut and removed from nearby forested areas of Robin Hill County Park await removal from a staging area next to the Olympic Discovery Trail within the park between Sequim and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Robin Hill Farm Park closed for cleanup until late winter

Clallam County works to clear tree blowdown

SEQUIM — Robin Hill Farm County Park is closed to the public for cleanup, probably through February.

A substantial tree blowdown from a recent storm left the park trails unsafe and largely impassible, officials said.

County Parks staff has closed the park except for the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) easement that bisects the park’s southern end.

ODT users should be cognizant of debris on the trail and stay on the established asphalt trail surface, according to Don Crawford, director of Clallam County Parks, Fair & Facilities.

He requested that the public remain out of Robin Hill Farm County Park until the storm-related hazards have been mitigated.

During the closure, the public will see trucks and equipment coming and going from the park to aid in selective hazard tree removals.

Precarious conditions are scattered throughout the park, and only a portion of the trees are marketable. The balance will either be used for county park cordwood or left on the ground.

After the RHF Trail reopens, trail restoration will continue throughout the summer of 2023, concluding with a volunteer tree planting in late October 2023.

For questions or comments, phone 360-417-2291 or email web_parks@clallamcountywa.gov.

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