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Community Invitation to Participate in Carkeek Park Improvement Projects

Join us Saturday, September 23!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to learn more about and provide input on two upcoming projects for Carkeek Park. Please join us from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at shelter #2 just east of the play area. Carkeek Park is a regional park in northwest Seattle at 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle, WA 98177.

We are excited to welcome the community to the park for a fun fall afternoon.  We will have cider pressing available so bring your own cider container and leave with it full of apple cider.

The Carkeek Park Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project will replace the pedestrian bridge built in 1955 that connects Carkeek Park and the beach on the western side of Burlington Northern railroad tracks. SPR is working to design and construct a new bridge while maintaining the current bridge and limiting the potential impact to beach access for park visitors. This is a kick-off event for the bridge replacement project will be designed by LMN Architects. Construction is planned for late 2025. Please take this short survey to help inform the design team and let us know how you use the park

The Carkeek Play Area Renovation project will replace the existing play area and make accessibility improvements to the pathway from the parking lot to the play area. This project will use synthetic safety surfacing in the play area. If necessary, this project will also hire an artist to repaint the Salmon Slide. All improvements will meet accessibility and stormwater requirements. The play area is being design by SPR in-house Landscape Architects and this is the second public engagement event for this project. This project’s scope has been expanded and will now include an internal renovation of the restroom building to meet all current accessibility requirements. At this event, the design team will present design options for the site and gather community input.

For more information on both projects please visit or contact Colin Campbell at or 206-256-5604.