Northwest Native Canoe Center

Updated: April 15, 2021

Spring 2021

This community-initiated project, which started from a Levy Opportunity Fund award presented to the United Indians of All Tribes to build a Carving House in Lake Union Park, is working through final design and permitting. This past week SPR provided an update to the South Lake Union Community Council and in February the design team from Jones & Jones presented the project to the Seattle Design Commission. Both groups were excited to see the project moving forward. The goal is to start construction on the project in early 2022.


Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, 98109


The Opportunity Fund allocates $750,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project.


Planning and Design: 2019 - Early 2022
Construction: Early 2022

Project Description

This project was selected for the second round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application received in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park's public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

The Carving House will provide insight into distinctive varieties of Native American culture and be a place where Native carvers are safe and the public is welcome. The Carving House will include a living roof and the beach will have a carved Welcome Figure.