Carkeek Park Advisory Council

The Carkeek Park Advisory Council is a group of volunteers that work to improve the park. We provide feedback and advice to Seattle Parks and Recreation and often act in an advocacy capactiy. The Council provides logistical and financial support for volunteer activities including:

  • The STARS trails volunteers
  • The WeWo (Weekday Workers) forester volunteers
  • The Demonstration Garden Volunteers
  • The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project salmon program volunteers
  • The Friends of Piper’s Orchard volunteers

We also take on special projects and plan special events in the park.

We are looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in joining CPAC, please contact us at 

Note: Since COVID-19 hit, we have been holding our meetings virtually. We are planning on holding our June 14th meeting in person in the Carkeek Park administration building. Our meetings our the 2nd Tuesday of the month, every month except August and December. July is typically our volunteer recognition party.

Carkeek Park EarthKeepers Nature Day Camp is Back!

We’re Back! EarthKeepers Summer Nature Day Camp is back at Carkeek Park after two years. Registration begins Tuesday, April 19th. Space is limited.  Here are the dates and themes of the 8 weeks of camp this year:

  • July 5-8  Nature Detective
  • July 11-15 Tidepool Exploration
  • July 18-22 MicroWorlds
  • July 25-29 Carkeek Survivor
  • Aug 1-5 Passport to Puget Sound
  • Aug 8-12 PNW Time Travel
  • Aug 15-19 Outdoor Exploration
  • Aug 22-26 Fur and Feathers

For more information about the camp and scholarships as well as links to the registration site and scholarship sites, please visit our EarthKeepers page

Salmon Fry Release 3/19/2022

Saturday, 3/19/2020 at 6pm, Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project volunteers will release the first batch of 35,000 fry from the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond and into Venema Creek. We will gather at 6pm and pull the plug, releasing the fry at about 6:15pm. Come on down to wish the fry a safe journey to the Sound and eventually Alaska, and back to Piper’s Creek in 3 to 4 years.

For more information, visit the CWCAP website (Upcoming Salmon Fry Release 3/19/22 – Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project).

Carkeek Park Gate and Parking lots are open

The Seattle Parks Department re-opened the gate and parking lots at Carkeek Park on October 19th. You can now drive into the park.

Please still practice good covid-19 prevention behaviors including social distancing, wearing a mask when around others, and keeping groups to 5 people or less. Let’s all help protect one another and beat this virus.

We are changing our meeting day!

The Carkeek Park Advisory Council is changing their monthly meeting to the second Tuesday of the month starting in February 2020. We had been meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting will be this Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm in the Carkeek Park administration building. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome anyone interested in volunteer activities in the Carkeek Park or the the health of Carkeek Park.