Friends of 12th & Elmgrove

Improving and enhancing the site at 12th & Elmgrove so South Park residents can enjoy views of the Duwamish River.


The grassy triangle overlooking the Duwamish River at 12th and Elmgrove is a key point of public access to the river, as identified in the South Park Green Space Vision Plan. Seattle Public Utilities bought the upland portion for public use, and the Port of Seattle owns the waterside portion. The Friends of 12th & Elmgrove plan to improve this resting spot with seating, new plantings, and outdoor art.

South Park landscape architect Meredith Hall of Karen Kiest Landscape Architects led a design process with the community in 2016, funded by Plumb Level Square and Seattle Parks Foundation, in honor of South Park ally Becca Aue. Seattle Public Utilities is working with the Port of Seattle to explore ways to move this forward.

Access the 12th & Elmgrove Concept Plan (pdf) here.


Friends of 12th & Elmgrove

Send a check

To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

Thank you!

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Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

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We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at

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