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Chinook Beach
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information


Location: Rainier Ave. S and Ithaca Pl. S

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.

Seattle Tree Preservation finished working on invasive species removal and Restoration Logistics planted the site. The work was completed in December 2009.

Rainier Ave. S and Ithaca Pl. S
2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy
provides $100,000.00 in funding
Planning:2004 Concept
Design:2009 Design
Construction:August 31, 2009
Completion:November 2009

Project Description

Funding provided by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides for the upland restoration of the park. The invasive species removal and native plantings completes the restoration work begun in 2004.

The south end of Lake Washington has been identified as an important area by the "WRIA 8" Salmon Recovery Plan for juvenile Chinook salmon as they out-migrate from the Cedar River to the Puget Sound via the lake. The plan designated Lake Washington shoreline south of Seward Park as an area of significance to juvenile salmon coming into the lake from the Cedar River. The salmon recovery plan is a science-based plan devised by citizens, scientists, businesses, environmentalists and governments to conserve salmon today and for future generations. Funding for the salmon conservation plan is provided by 27 local governments in the watershed.

The Chinook Beach area is a component of this important habitat. The gravel beach creation accomplished in 2004 and the ongoing invasive species removal and bank re-vegetation are positive additions to the Lake Washington ecosystem utilized by juvenile salmonids. For more information on the plan, please see

The existing non-native, invasive Black locust trees, clematis vines, and Himalayan blackberry will be removed and native coniferous and deciduous trees, shrubs and ground cover will be planted. Construction will be completed by November, 2009.

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Updated January 5, 2010


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David Graves
800 Maynard Ave S,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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