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Duwamish Head Greenbelt
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information


Location: Forested hillsides above Harbor Ave SW and Alki Ave SW

Project Status

Thank you Seattle!
Seattle Parks acquired two properties in the Duwamish Head Greenbelt in the fall of 2010 through the Parks and Green Space Levy program.

The acquisitions include:
- The purchase of a .68-acre property at 2257 Lotus Avenue SW in June 2010.
- The purchase of a .12-acre property at 3013 SW Admiral Way in August 2009.

The Parks and Green Space Levy's $6 million Green Spaces category funds acquisitions to preserve Seattles green spaces. The Levy included Duwamish Head Greenbelt to be considered for acquisition from a portion of that funding.

Forested hillsides above Harbor Ave SW and Alki Ave SW

Project Description

Acquisitions to connect and extend existing green space in the Duwamish Head Greenbelt.

This greenbelt is one of the most visible green spaces in Seattle. It includes the forested hillsides that extend around Alki Point. If you are in downtown Seattle and look west across Elliott Bay to West Seattle, the forested slopes that you see are the Duwamish Head Greenbelt. It is provides habitat for diverse wildlife, and includes an eagles' nest.

Seattle Parks and Recreation preserved more than 55 acres in this greenbelt in the 1990s.

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Updated April 18, 2012


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Chip Nevins
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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