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Genesee Park and Playfield
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ABOUT THE PARK
Genesee Park and Playfield is a broad, rough meadow that stretches for about 5 blocks north from Genesee Street to Stan Sayres Memorial Park on Lake Washington Boulevard.
Before Lake Washington was lowered nine feet in 1917, Genesee Park was known as Wetmore Slough and extended on to Rainier Avenue and the little town of Columbia City. Residents of Columbia City once hoped to make their town into an important seaport by dredging the slough to allow the passage of ships. The departing waters left only marshlands and little islands, with hardly enough water to sail a toy boat.
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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PROJECTS & PLANNING
Genesee Combined Sewer Overflow Project
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