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Seattle Parks and Recreation Repairs portions of Burke-Gilman Trail in Northeast Seattle

Revitalization through Targeted Maintenance

Over the next several months Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will be closing sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail to repair trail sections that have been damaged by tree roots.

Detour signage will be put in place for trail users.  Below is the approximate repair area and dates the work will occur.

Click here for the Burke-Gilman 2024 detours web map:

With funding from the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation is able to maintain the Burke Gilman Trail to ensure this valuable community asset remains a safe, accessible, and enjoyable resource for all users. Within the scope of our Asset Management & Life Cycle Program, we conduct routine repair of sections of the Burke Gilman Trail where accessibility is impacted by paving deterioration from age and uplift caused by roots.

SPR is currently in the process of updating the Burke-Gilman Trail Maintenance Plan. As a part of this work, we are evaluating the conditions on the Burke-Gilman Trail to create a prioritized list of trail segments for future maintenance repair work.

For future updates and for more information, visit the project webpage at or contact Jordan Hoy at