Friends of Lewis Park is excited to announce that the Lewis Park Natural Area trail is finally moving in to the construction phase! We want to thank everyone for their support and patience while our Seattle Parks Project Manager, Garrett Farrell and design team headed by Mark Hafs of Hafs-Epstein waded through a much longer permitting process than initially anticipated.
The project was bid in August 2016 and Seattle Parks awarded the contract to WS Contractors. The contractor began work to construct the new trail in late September. Construction of the new trail is anticipated to take about six months and is weather dependent.
The project includes a new trail through the natural area that runs north to south. A portion of the trail will travel across new elevated structures and allow visitors to the natural area to enjoy areas currently inaccessible due to the steepness of the terrain. The trail will improve pedestrian circulation, provide better accessibility for people with disabilities, and create better access for continued site restoration. The Friends of Lewis Park will use the trail for their ongoing stewardship and educational activities.
More information on construction can be found on the Seattle Parks Lewis Park website as it becomes available.
Green Seattle Day – November 12
Friends of Lewis Park is continuing restoration volunteer events throughout trail construction. Lewis Park has been selected as a Green Seattle Day location for the big event on Saturday, November 12th! Join us at Lewis Park, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. as we plant a new area in the southern end of Lewis Park.
Green Seattle Day is Green Seattle Partnership’s largest event of the year bringing together hundreds of volunteers to plant thousands of plants in parks throughout The Emerald City. This event is family-friendly, open to all ages and all community members are welcome! Get involved and help plant the next generation of forests in our community.
FREE LUNCH and prizes provided at the Green Seattle Day Hub, Camp Long, after-party for all Green Seattle Day volunteers.
Visit Green Seattle Partnership for more information and to register in advance. See you at Lewis Park!