If you’ve found yourself leaping over puddles on the way to the Duwamish Waterway Park, your dodging days are over. SDOT and the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department recently coordinated construction of a new sidewalk adjacent to the park to eliminate the ponding problem that was occurring on the sidewalk leading to the park. The project involved removing the old low sidewalk and building a new raised sidewalk with a curb to prevent cars from parking on the walkway. Parallel parking next to the curb will remain legal. The jointly-funded project, which cost about $75,000, also included funding from the Neighborhood Project Fund, a city-administered program that funds community-prioritized improvements.
If you’ve never been to the pleasant little park, it’s quiet and secluded on the banks of the Duwamish Waterway, offering benches, a large lawn area, big trees for shade, a BBQ pit, tables and views of ships using the waterway. Why not visit the park and take a look at our handiwork on your way.