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View of bench surrounded by three trees and a rock next to a river with industrial buildings beyond the river.

Duwamish Waterway Park

Adding a playground, water fountain and other enhancements to the main riverfront park in the South Park neighborhood to attract people of all ages

Project Description

Duwamish Waterway Park, the main riverfront park in the South Park neighborhood, needs safety enhancements and amenities that will attract people of all ages. The plan for the redesigned site echoes the river channel with a flowing pattern from the community toward the river. The renovation will include an all-ages accessible playground with a climbing structure and zip line, an entry plaza that welcomes park visitors with a river view, new gardens with native plantings, a new lawn, bike racks, and a foot wash station.

Project Resources

Learn more about the South Park neighborhood’s priority open space efforts, including the Campaign to Revitalize Duwamish Waterway Park.

  • A rendering of a park where people are putting kayaks in the water, doing yoga, playing soccer on the grass, walking and running along a path, playing in the sand, using a wheelchair accessible access to the beach, and, sitting on wooden steps next to the beach.

    Schematic rendering of possible Duwamish Waterway Park Improvements

  • Duwamish River Festival at Duwamish Waterway Park

    Duwamish River Festival at Duwamish Waterway Park

Project News

Paulina Lopez wins Environmental Hero of Western Washington

Paulina is an environmental activist and South Park resident who has inspired local youth to better their community and the environment through their work with the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps.

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Revitalizing Duwamish Waterway Park

An excerpt from the Spring 2017 newsletter

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