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Celebrate new lighting and improved access for Judkins Park and future Judkins Park Light Rail Station

The City of Seattle invites the community to participate in a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, February 15 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for access improvements and new lighting in Judkins Park on the Mountain to Sound Trail. Remarks, ribbon cutting, and refreshments will take place at Judkins Park basketball court adjacent to 2161 S. Judkins St. Please join us as we celebrate with a well-lit walk in the park and/or bring your roller skates and participate in a night skate event with Roll Around Sea-Town, weather permitting.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, Sound Transit and Washington State Department of Transportation worked together to improve travel through Judkins Park in anticipation of the new Sound Transit Judkins Park Light Rail Station slated to open in 2025. This project is a wonderful collaboration that will benefit the neighborhood and Sound Transit riders.

Improvements in the area include ADA compliant upgrades to walking areas, a new staircase on Hiawatha Place S with a bike runnel, lighting for the trail and a signalized pedestrian crossing at 23rd Ave. S & S Grand St.  Funding from Sound Transit System Access Fund Grant and Move Seattle Levy funded the project.

For more information on the park development and construction updates please visit