City developing new off-leash area at the Georgetown Flume

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce that we are working with our City of Seattle partners and the Georgetown Open Space Committee to develop a new off-leash area at the Georgetown Flume, 1035 S Myrtle St., Seattle. SPR invites the community to take a short survey and provide feedback on the future off-leash area.  Please visit: https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/FlumeOLA or in Spanish visit https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/FlumeOLAespanol.

The Flume, currently owned by Seattle City Light (SCL), was the historic site of the conveyance that transported water from the Duwamish River, to the Georgetown Steam Plant until it ended operation in 1975. SCL is offering the eastern piece of this property to SPR and the western piece to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) as part of a public benefit package in exchange for a street vacation SCL has proposed for a segment of Diagonal Ave. S.  SCL will fund the environmental remediation of the Flume site, including removal of contaminated soils. After the property is transferred, SPR and SDOT will each develop their property through independent projects.

The eastern portion of the site will be owned and maintained by SPR and developed into a new off-leash area. This project will also build a surface water bioswale to be shared with SDOT. 

The western portion will be owned and maintained by SDOT and developed into a shared use path for those walking, biking, or rolling between Georgetown and South Park. 

The SPR Project team will be presenting the project along withrepresentatives from SCL and SDOT during the upcoming Georgetown Open Space Committee ZOOM meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. Please contact Colin Campbell at colin.campbell@seattle.gov or 206-256-5604 by 3 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020 for a link to participate. Thank you to the Georgetown Open Space Committee and the Seattle Parks Foundation.

For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/georgetown-flume-off-leash-area-development or contact Colin Campbell, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at colin.campbell@seattle.gov or 206-256-5604. For other off-leash areas in Seattle please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/dog-off-leash-areas.