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Key part of Georgetown to South Park Path transferring ahead alongside a brand new canine park

Concept map of the park and trail.

Idea design (PDF)

A gravel cut-through in Georgetown close to Boeing Discipline will develop into a canine park and path hall, offering a key piece of the community-led Georgetown to South Park Path. If all goes based on schedule, the park and path connection ought to start development in the summertime and open in 2023.

The Metropolis Council’s Transportation and Utilities Committee voted earlier than the vacation break to switch the previous “flume” property from Seattle Metropolis Gentle to SDOT and the Parks Division. The lengthy and thin property as soon as housed a conveyance that transported water from the Duwamish River to the Georgetown steam plant, nevertheless it has been basically unused since that plant closed in 1975. As a part of the deal, Metropolis Gentle may even pay for soil remediation.

The brand new park will lie on the center level of the Georgetown to South Park Path, deliberate to attach from close to S Bailey Road and Ellis Ave S to the South Park Bridge. Routing the path by way of the brand new park would require a pair additional turns, however it should possible be extra nice than the reasonably busy intersection of Ellis and E Marginal Method S. The challenge is the results of a community-led effort that introduced collectively three totally different metropolis businesses. That’s no small feat. Kudos to Duwamish Valley Secure Streets, who’ve been working for years to make this path and park a actuality.

Overview map of the full trail project.

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