Years after emerging from its cobbled nest, a salmon returns to that same spot. Hundreds of river miles, thousands in the ocean, 9 dams, out and back, and all the perils in between. Paired now with another, preparing their own nest, a redd, to spawn the next generation. Back, in their home stream.
Homestream Park is dedicated to the rivers and fish of the Methow Valley, and to the native people, past and present, who have called this place home for thousands of years.
Located on 2 acres of riverfront just downstream from the town of Winthrop, WA
, the park includes a trail with benches along the river, inspiring sculptures by Smoker Marchand, and a public gathering area with shelters, picnic tables, interpretive signs, and a magical kid's lookout topped with wood carved osprey by Bruce Morrison. The land is being restored to its natural riparian and floodplain condition.
Homestream Park held its grand opening on October 13, 2019 with hundreds of people gathering for a "Coming Home" celebration honoring the returning salmon and all people of the Methow.