Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Pro Parks Project Information
The project is located in West Seattle
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Pro Parks Legacy Trail Project Completed in 2003!
EVENTS:Volunteer planting parties continue. Check with Delridge Neighborhood
Association at 923-0917 for the latest updates.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Seattle Parks and Recreation
800 Maynard Ave S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
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.
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
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.
the site plan*(323k)
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Greenspace viewed from SW Thistle Street||New
trail bed under construction|
grade above proposed P-Patch site||ADA
accessible trail through woodland|
at base of future P-Patch ||Gatepost
Creek Trail and P-Patch Design Workshop - May 29, 2002
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