Twelfth Avenue South Viewpoint
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ABOUT THE PARK
12th Ave. S Viewpoint provides a stunning view from north Beacon Hill of downtown Seattle, the industrial Duwamish River shipping activity, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains to the west.
In 1894 the flat Industrial Valley lying at the foot of this viewpoint was a tidal flat at the delta of the Duwamish River. By 1918 the river had been re-channeled and the flats and delta filled with earth dredged and sluiced from Beacon Hill in Eugene Semple’s attempt to dig a ship canal from Elliot Bay to Lake Washington. James Henry had built a slaughterhouse, Henry House Packing, and “Stockyards Viewpoint” was the original name of the park area.
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
Vegetation Management Plan