A bicyclist enjoys a cruise on the bike and pedestrian path through Arana Gulch.
A network of such paths thread through Arana Gulch between Agnes Street, Brommer Street, the Upper Harbor and Frederick Street. Arana Gulch is one of five city-owned Greenbelt lands.
The city opened the site in 1994 and is working to improve the reserve’s natural habitats for native plants and wildlife. In the 1920s Arana Gulch was the site of the East Side Dairy under the ownership of the Kinzli family.
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