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Address: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. » directions
Phone: (206) 684-0877
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center

Environmental Learning Center Closure


Though the Environmental Learning Center at Carkeek Park is available for rentals, we regret that because of budget reductions, it is no longer open for visitors. For school programming opportunities or building rentals, please see the brochure at right and contact us by email or phone (206) 684-0877.


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K-12 Field Investigations

Bringing hands-on science and environmental education to your local park.

We provide opportunities for grades K-12 and organized groups to experience age-appropriate, hands-on adventures in learing about natural communities in an urban setting.

Programs align with WA State Essential Academic Learing Requirements for core content areas and support Science kits.

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HOURS

Park Hours
Daily 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

ABOUT CARKEEK PARK

This popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Explore the secrets of this northwest Seattle watershed, nine miles from downtown. Here, 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach are formed by the magic of water and time. Come take part in an education program, have a picnic, or get involved as a volunteer teacher or as part of an outdoor work party. Walk the Pipers Canyon Story Trail, play on the uniquely salmon themed play area, or touch time at the historic Piper Orchard.

In Carkeek Park, years of hard work by neighbors and volunteers have brought salmon back to Pipers Creek, restored major portions of the forest, built miles of trails, created sustainable gardens, educated visitors, and restored a unique fruit orchard. Come join this vigorous group through the contact information above!

Carkeek Park: a treasure chest of wonders waiting to be discovered.

About the Environmental Learning Center

The Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center (ELC) has been built using sustainable practices to provide additional space for environmental education and stewardship activities and to create additional community gathering/meeting space.
» More about the ELC building

HISTORY

The first Carkeek Park was located at Pontiac Station just north of Sand Point and in 1918 was named for Morgan J. Carkeek, an English building contractor who came to Seattle in 1875. In 1928 the park moved to its location in northwest Seattle. From the beach you can see the southern tip of Whidbey Island, the Kitsap Peninsula, and the Olympic Mountains.

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

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Updated December 12, 2012

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VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS
Interested in learning more about the flora and fauna of the Puget Sound region? Do you love sharing nature with others? Then you might be the perfect candidate for the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist program.
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