On Monday August 14th, crews will begin work on the Viewlands Trail reroute. The project will reroute the lower portion of the Viewlands trail down the ridge to the NW, providing a gentler, drier path.
The existing trail will be open during construction of the new route, 8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m., August 14–September 15.
Please keep alert for vehicles moving materials along the Pipers Creek Trail.
Major funding for this project came from the “Meet Me at the Park” grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and the Walt Disney Company. Thank you to all that voted for this project in April (“Meet me at the Park” post).
For more information see go to http://parkways.seattle.gov/2017/08/04/carkeek-park-trails-restoration/.
You can vote to support a project to repair the Viewlands Trail at Carkeek Park.
The mudslides near the bottom have eroded the ground beneath the trail, making it dangerous to travel and likely to be washed away with the next heavy rain.
If you want to keep access to Carkeek Park from the Viewlands Elementary School area please support this project and encourage like-minded people to do so also. It is the only access from the SE corner of the park. It is also how the Viewlands students enter the park for environmental education classes.
Connecting kids to nature at Carkeek Park: This project will restore a vital environmental education connection trail between the salmon-bearing creek in Carkeek Park and the Viewlands Elementary School that sits adjacent to the park. The project will connect kids to nature by rebuilding and rerouting parts of the trail to provide safe, equitable access for the school and the surrounding community. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting carkeek to 35350.
Please help Carkeek Park by voting daily April 1st to April 30th. We need you! Text carkeek to 35350
You can read more about the “Meet Me At The Park” initiative here: Parkways.seattle.gov