So Sheila and I went down to Chainbangerz to check out their HUGE map of King Co. parks (although it also shows Seattle City Parks). We added some waypoints into our GPS and drove off towards Renton.
The first place we visited was Petrovisky Park (you can see it if you paste in these coordinates into google maps: 47.443066, -122.115269
The unused woody portion of the park is fairly large (~35-40 acres I think) and almost completely unused. On googlemaps, it is bordered by the baseball fields on the left, a housing subdivision on the south, Lake Desire drive on the east and Woodside/Parkside Way on the north.
Terrain: Medium to heavily wooded kind of like Fairgrounds or Arlington, lots of brush (but not very many prickers
) in the form of ferns and perhaps salmonberry, I'm not quite sure. There are a few really old trees in here but for the most part, its 2ft diameter and less.
One concern I have about this park is the drainage. I was off trail most of the way through the park and it seemed fine but the one established trail was very mucky in some places.
Also, most of the trees in here are pretty rotted it looks like (similar to Terrace along the walk to hole 10/11) and many are probably ready to fall.
Elevation: The whole tract is on a slightly sloping piece of land but there isn't that much usuable elevation change
Overall impression: I think this piece of land could definitely support a decent (perhaps even monster) 18 hole course but I think there would be limited options for sculpting really great holes and would probably end up looking very much like an Arlington, which is ok, but I hope we can find a better piece of land than this.
A few pics which pretty well describe the terrain/features:
(You can find more at my photobucket album Petrovitsky Park
Towards the eastern end of the park, the trees are thinner and the brush is much thicker.
Pretty thick stuff and a lot of low hanging branches
Out where I entered into the woods along the road, there are a series of drainage ponds