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Carkeek Park Improvements
Pro Parks Project Information

Main park entrance is at 950 NW Carkeek Park Road. The Macabee entrance is at NW 100th Pl. and 4th Ave. NW

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On National Trails Day, June 4, 2005, Parks Superintendent Ken Bounds joined the community and many of the volunteers who have contributed tirelessly to this project in dedicating the trails and bridge improvements.


Garrett Farrell
800 Maynard Ave. S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
Thank you, Seattle. This Pro Parks project is complete!

Bridge and trail improvement work was completed in late 2004. Trail improvements and community planting efforts will reduce siltation of the creeks. Carkeek visitors now enjoy a solid path leading down into the park at the Eddie Mcabee Entry, and new bridge, stair and trail additions keep people and pets out of creeks along the South Ridge Trail (Norcross Entry).

The first phase of large scale invasive plant species removal took place above
the Salmon Slide play area in accordance with the Carkeek Park Forest Management Plan. Removal work extending all the way up to the north meadow was finished in January 2005. Summer 2005 a second large scale removal effort to follow up on last season's invasives work.

New orientation and wayfinding signs new imagery will guide the Carkeek visitor.

The community has provided valuable input to help shape these signs as well as new interpretive signs of the Piper Orchard and Salmon Slide play area.
Main park entrance is at 950 NW Carkeek Park Road. The Macabee entrance is at NW 100th Pl. and 4th Ave. NW
The Pro Parks Levy provides $515,500 project costs of planning,
design and construction.


This project has four key components: trail improvements,
signage, invasive plant removal, and habitat restoration/creek improvements. Parks has worked with the Carkeek Park Advisory Council to coordinate many aspects of the projects.

Community support and volunteer hours have enabled us to plant, build trails, and provide habitat improvements not possible with levy dollars alone.

Carkeek Dedication
Carkeek Dedication
Carkeek Dedication
Carkeek Dedication
Conservation Corps building stairs
Conservation Corps
building stairs
Steel beams being carefully lowered
Steel beams being carefully lowered
Steel beams delivered to site without damaging forest
Steel beams delivered to site without damaging forest
Beams in place for bridge
Beams in place for bridge

The Seattle Conservation Corps ready to lay new trail surfacing along Pipers Creek below the McAbee Entrance to Carkeek Park
Volunteers build trail
volunteers build trail
Trail bridge
trail bridge


Carkeek Park Advisory Council is always looking for people interested in maintaining and improving the park. Contact: Fran Clifton, (President CPAC) 206-367-1249.


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