Lake Washington Boulevard Park Improvements Pro Parks Project Information
Location: The project area is bounded by Mt. Baker Swimming Beach on the north and Seward Park
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800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
The original project was completed by February 2009, with the planting of 35 trees. In addition, several low-level planting beds are being established to further enhance native plant species along the shoreline. No further trees will be installed, all new plants are low growing shrubs that accommodate the vegetation management plant.
The trail was completed in September 2007. Further refinements will
be made August/September 2008.
The Vegetation Management plan is the final stages of approval.
It is anticipated 35 trees will be installed along the length
of trail Fall 2008.
The boulevard drainage improvements were completed August 2008.
The project area is bounded by Mt. Baker Swimming Beach on the north and Seward Park
The Pro Parks Levy provides $1,000,000 project costs of planning, design and construction.
Construction: 2007 to 2008
This project seeks to formalize the ad hoc running trail along
that portion of Lake Washington Boulevard extending south from
the Mount Baker Swimming Beach to Stan Sayres Park. The existing
1-foot wide path will be repaired and reinforced with crushed
rock. Existing rocks and protruding roots will be removed.
Thirty-five new trees will be planted to replace 35 dead and
dying trees in this same stretch of park. The species list is
being developed with input from the community and the Vegetation
Management plan process currently underway under the auspices
of the Parks urban foresters.
This project will also address problem drainage areas along the
boulevard from Mount Baker Swimming Beach to the north entrance
of Seward Park. Old pot drains, installed about 100 years ago,
have become marginally functional. This has caused standing water
along the roadway that presents a problem for motorists, bicyclists
Specific drainage issues will be resolved at four locations along
1. at the entrance to Mount Baker Swimming Beach
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2. along the west shoulder at Horton Loop
3. at four gravel pullouts on the west side of the boulevard --
south of McClellan Street Pier.
4. at a catch basin approximately 300 feet north of the entrance
to Seward Park.
Parks has held two public meetings to discuss this project with the community.
Meeting #1 06/07/06 Meeting Notes
At the meeting, Parks staff presented the following images:
Meeting #2 12/07/06 Meeting Notes
Meeting #3 8/01/07 Meeting Notes
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October 1, 2015