October 7, UPDATE
The contractor is making good progress the first week on the trail. Pile driving will begin Monday October 10th , jackhammers will be used to set pipe piling to support the new trail. This work is expected to continue for several weeks.
Thank you to the Friends of Lewis Park for their stewardship
Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce that W.S. Contractors will begin construction for the new trail through Lewis Park Natural Area (1120 15th Ave. S.) in late September 2016. The weather dependent work is expected to last approximately six months.
This community-initiated project includes a new trail that will run north to south on the ground and across elevated structures through the natural area. The project will bring visitors across a large area currently inaccessible due to the steepness of the terrain. The trail will improve pedestrian circulation, provide better accessibility for people with disabilities, and create better access for site restoration. The Friends of Lewis Park have been actively leading the restoration of the 5-acre Lewis Park Natural Area located on North Beacon Hill since 2007 and will use the trail for their ongoing stewardship and educational activities.
This project is funded through the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.
For more information on this project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/lewis-park-improvements or contact Garrett Farrell, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-7921 or Garrett.Farrell@Seattle.gov.