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Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Pro Parks Project Information

The project is located in West Seattle

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Volunteer planting parties continue. Check with Delridge Neighborhood Association at 923-0917 for the latest updates.


Virginia Hassinger
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Planning and Development Division
800 Maynard Ave S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 233-7936
Pro Parks Legacy Trail Project Completed in 2003!

An additional project, the Longfellow Creek Trail project, is also funded by the Pro Parks Levy. See the link below.

The trail section between SW Thistle and SW Elmgrove was completed in early 2003. The ADA accessible trail provides access to the uppermost reach of Longfellow Creek.

The site was developed in cooperation with the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Steering Committee, a community based volunteer group. In 2003 volunteers made additional site improvements, which including invasive plant removal, landscape and restoration plantings, side trails, a P-Patch garden, and an outdoor classroom.

Funding for these improvements was provided by donations and grants, and limited Parks funding to provide better site access, perimeter plantings and minor amenities.

The related Longfellow Creek Trail Project is providing additional trail links along the Longfellow Creek Corridor. See the link below.
The project is located in West Seattle
The Pro Parks Levy provides $100,000 project costs of planning, design and construction.
This project will coordinate initial development of the community sponsored Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail in West Seattle. It will fund a small trail improvement project on the Longfellow Creek Greenspace adjacent to Chief Sealth High School (between SW Thistle St. and SW Elmgrove St., west of 24th Ave SW).

There is an existing trail in the green space that loops through a wooded natural area and wetland and connects to SW Elmgrove St. The narrow trail is surfaced with bark, does not meet parks trail standards and is not ADA accessible. South of the trail is an open area covered with blackberries and grasses.

Our plan is to upgrade the trail to Parks ADA standards and to relocate some trail segments to avoid wetland impacts. The south end of the new trail will start at SW Thistle Street and will loop around the site of a future P-Patch before heading north to SW Elmgrove Street. Parks will design for additional site amenities that can implemented as funding becomes available.

Planned amenities include a P-Patch, sensory garden, wetland restoration, benches, trail markers and interpretive signage.
We anticipate completing the work in phases using a combination of Pro Parks funding, volunteer efforts and future funding.

> view the site planYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document.*(323k)
Longfellow Greenspace viewed from SW Thistle StreetNew trail bed under construction
Trail grade above proposed P-Patch siteADA accessible trail through woodsADA accessible trail through woodland
Trail at base of future P-PatchTrail at base of future P-Patch Gatepost installationGatepost installation
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Longfellow Creek Trail and P-Patch Design Workshop - May 29, 2002


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