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Carkeek Park

Parent Category: Seattle
Created: 23 September 2014
Address: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd
Seattle, WA 98177
Hours: Daily 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Photo from Seattle, Carkeek ParkPictures below will take you to the beautiful park with wonderful nature! Enjoy the beauty!

Description:

Carkeek Park is a 216-acre park, which is located in Seattle, Washington State. The park is situated in a green zone with a wonderful stream and offers wonderful and numerous opportunities for recreation.

Photo from Seattle, Carkeek Park

Hikers will enjoy a wide network of very well maintained trails and paths that run through this huge and beautiful park.  Carkeek Park offers not only nice hiking opportunities, but also wonderful picnic and play areas. It also features a pedestrian bridge over the BNSF Railway tracks. If the weather allows and the tide is low hikers may enjoy the opportunity to walk from Carkeet Park to Puget Sound, from Carkeek’s beach to Ballard Locks.

Pipers Creek, an urban stream, and Pipers Orchard full of fruit trees and beautiful nut trees were restored thanks to city workers, volunteers and neighbors.

Photo from Seattle, Carkeek Park

The Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center is an educational facility that is located on the territory of the park. The learning center provided interesting environmental educational classes and at the same time served as a community gathering space.

The first Carkeek Park was situated at Pontiac Station, north of Sand Point. In 1918, this park was named in honor of Morgan J. Carkeek, an English prominent building contractor who came to Seattle in 1875. In 1928, the park moved to its’ nowadays location. Wonderful views are open from the beach: the southern tip of Whidbey Island, the Kitsap Peninsula, and the Olympic Mountains.

Photo from Seattle, Carkeek Park

It should be said that old growth forest was cut here around the early 20th century. And now we can see that evergreens predominate here. Among typical trees you can find maple, alder, willow, ash, Western Red Cedar, Douglas fir, Western Hemlock, spruce, pine, etc.

Thanks to the dedication of neighbors and volunteers salmon population was brought back to Piper Creek and restored the biggest parts of the forest. This people work for the betterment of their neighborhood and community.

These pictures were taken on September 13, 2014

Directions:

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Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Alex Mandryko

Information: Marina Petrova

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