On the southern boundary of the old naval air station is a newly constructed wetlands. Its in its third year just now taming enough wildlife to move in from other parts of the park. There are so many Alders that it wont be long before a lot of the water ways are blocked from sight. The designers planned it that way in order to allow as many birds sanctuary as possible.Lynda Mapes of the Seattle Times wrote; “…It’s hard to believe this landscape not long ago was an airport runway, at the former Naval Air Station Seattle at Sandpoint. But as part of a $16 million sports field and habitat project at Seattle’s Magnuson Park, a new $3 million wetland has been built.