Duwamish Waterway Park
Through hands-on, cut paste and draw workshops held outdoors, Duwamish Waterway Park is being enlivened with a community-created and community-owned design.
Set in Seattle’s culturally diverse, industrial, and artistic South Park neighborhood, Duwamish Waterway Park is one of Seattle’s few riverfront parks and a critical open space and water access in an isolated neighborhood.
The community-led design facilitated by ELM activates the park with new play activities and an interpretive river walk telling stories of the Duwamish Waterway’s ecological history, industrial channelization, and recent environmental revival alongside histories of the diverse people who have settled and sculpted the South Park neighborhood. The river walk is being introduced to other riverfront sites to continue the design language and form a self-guided interpretive tour.
Friends of Duwamish Waterway Park
South Park Area Redevelopment Committee
Seattle Parks Foundation
Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Waterfront Park Design
Interpretive Riverwalk Design
Rain garden & Stormwater Management
Environmental Critical Area
Grant Funded Project
Duwamish Waterway Park Activation