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About

This park is a little grass patch just across the street from Seattle Pacific University on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. An upper concrete overlook with lights has benches for sitting and watching boats and munching lunches. This is a favorite snacking spot for students and workers from nearby manufacturing plants. (Excerpt from Enjoying Seattle Parks by Brandt Morgan.)

Current Project

Starting as early as July 2020, Seattle Public Utilities and King County will begin work near West Ewing Mini Park for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project.

Work includes:

  • Building a new 8-ft diameter tunnel under the Ship Canal to convey polluted stormwater and sewage to the new storage tunnel
  • Building a drop shaft to direct flows into the new 8-ft diameter tunnel
  • Installing new pipes to convey polluted stormwater and sewage to the drop shaft
  • Providing odor control to minimize odor

What to expect during construction

  • Increased noise, dust, vibrations and construction vehicles
  • Parking restrictions and roadway detours
  • Vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle wayfinding and detour signage
  • Ship Canal Trail detour from July 2020 through summer 2022
  • Protection or removal of some trees
  • Closure of West Ewing Mini Park and adjacent parking lot
  • Increased truck traffic along W Nickerson St and 3rd Ave W

For more information, please visit spushipcanal.participate.online
Download a fact sheet here