This place called Preston and its surrounding areas in the Snoqualmie Valley have an ancient history. Long before the mill and town were established, this land has been home to sdukʷalbixʷ, the Snoqualmie People, who since time immemorial have hunted, fished and lived in this land and continue to live in the valley to this day.
In the late 19th century, European immigrants built a logging town at Preston, first with a sawmill in Upper Preston that expanded to include a shingle mill at the current Preston Mill Park site.
Today, King County Parks, Jones and Jones Architects and Landscape Architects, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust have joined forces to create a new park for community gathering and heritage preservation. Future ideas include a picnic shelter, restrooms, and a trail connection into the park from the Preston Community Center across the street.