The park is known for its lush gardens, vast lawns and panoramic views of Point Roberts and Vancouver Island. More than 10,000 annuals are planted each spring, resulting in abundant foliage year round and colorful blooms during the summer. Rhododendrons, azaleaz, dahlias and a hybrid tea rose garden are just some of the captivating plants on the grounds. The park also is the site of cultural and international events.
Birding is a popular park activity, with a variety of species viewable throughout the year. Species include: American crow, common rave, mallard duck, Canada goose, great blue heron, pelagic cormorant, common loon, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, bald eagle, American kestrel, killdeer, seagull, rock dove, northern flicker, down woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, Stellar’s jay, tree swallow, violet-green swallow, barn swallow, brown creeper, varied thrush, bushtit, Bewick’s wren, cedar waxwing, European starling, dark-eyed junco, finch, red-winged black bird, Brewer’s blackbird, black-capped chickadee, chestnut-backed chickadee, Rufous hummingbird and sparrow