Seattle Parks seeks community input on two upcoming Carkeek Park projects

There are two upcoming projects at Carkeek Park and the City of Seattle wants the public to weigh in.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning to replace the pedestrian bridge and play area, and they’re looking for community input. To that end, Seattle Parks is hosting an informational meeting with cider pressing at Carkeek Park on Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at shelter #2 just east of the play area.

Here are more details about the two projects, from Seattle Parks:

The Carkeek Park Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project will replace the pedestrian bridge built in 1955 that connects Carkeek Park and the beach on the western side of Burlington Northern railroad tracks. SPR is working to design and construct a new bridge while maintaining the current bridge and limiting the potential impact to beach access for park visitors. This is a kick-off event for the bridge replacement project will be designed by LMN Architects. Construction is planned for late 2025. Please take this short survey to help inform the design team and let us know how you use the park. 

The Carkeek Play Area Renovation project will replace the existing play area and make accessibility improvements to the pathway from the parking lot to the play area. This project will use synthetic safety surfacing in the play area. If necessary, this project will also hire an artist to repaint the Salmon Slide. All improvements will meet accessibility and stormwater requirements. The play area is being designed by SPR in-house Landscape Architects and this is the second public engagement event for this project. This project’s scope has been expanded and will now include an internal renovation of the restroom building to meet all current accessibility requirements. At this event, the design team will present design options for the site and gather community input.

More information is available on the Seattle Parks website.