LEAVENWORTH — Bears have been spotted again at Enchantment Park in Leavenworth.
A woman reported seeing an adult female black bear with two cubs around noon Monday near the park’s softball field, said Jason Reinfeld, chief of special operations with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.
Two bears climbed a tree and a third remained on the ground, Reinfeld said. The bears left the area after a short standoff, headed south toward the Leavenworth Golf Club, Reinfeld said.
Officials closed the popular park on the edge of Leavenworth and state Fish and Wildlife officials searched unsuccessfully for the bears, he said.
The sighting comes less than a week after an adult female black bear with a cub were seen by a jogger on Blackbird Island inside Enchantment Park.
It’s unclear if the same bears are involved in both sightings.