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  • P r o m ot i n g W a l k a b l e Com m u n i t i e s

    Neighborhoods on Foot M a p S e r i e s

    West Seattle


    Wayfinding Kiosk at the Alaska Junction

    River to Sound PathwayThis trans-peninsular trail is a direct walking link from the southeast to the northwest, and passes over three ridges, and three watersheds. The trail passes some of West Seattles greatest treasures including: Puget Sound, the Longfellow Legacy Creek Trail, the High Point Com-munity, the Graham Street Greenway, Lincoln Park, Riverview Trail, the Green Crescent Trail, and the Duwamish River bike and walking Trail. NOTE: The staircases are very steep, so this trail is not recommended for strollers or people with physical challenges. Mileage: 3.0 miles Approximate Amount of Time: 90 minutes (based on elevation change not distance)

    Morgan Junction Loop TrailThis is a loop trail connecting Morgan Junction, Orchard Street Ravine, Solstice Park, Lincoln Park, and Lowman Beach Park. Mileage: 2.5 miles Approximate Amount of Time: About an hour to circumnavigate the loop in any direction.

    Duwamish to Spokane WayAvenue Bridge, following West Marginal Way. Along this path are many of the areas marine resources, including T-105

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs aim to increase the number of students walking and biking to school safely. Today, only 13 percent of North American children walk or bike to school. Just 40 years ago, that number was at 48 percent nationwide. Did you know 44 percent of school children are driven to school? The more parents drive their children to school, the less safe it becomes for those children walking, and the fewer parents allow their children to walk. In this way, the area around the school becomes progressively less safe for people.

    With the Seattle School District moving towards neighborhood schools, Safe Routes to School provides a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get children to school. Contact us to involve your school with Safe Routes to School.

    www.feetfirst.orgemailing info@feetfirst.infocalling (206) 652-2310

    Park, the Duwamish Tribal Longhouse, and access to restored shoreline areas. From the southern end at the First Avenue Bridge, the trail continues as the Green River Trail through South Park and beyond to Kent.Mileage: 2.0 miles to First Avenue BridgeApproximate Amount of Time: 45 minutes from Spokane St. to First Avenue Bridge, mostly flat.

    Barton/Henderson Street Park BoulevardAlthough at times a busy street, Barton Street connects many green spaces and contains only one staircase. This route connects Westcrest Park, Westwood Shopping Center, the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, Roxhill Park, and Fauntleroy Park.Mileage: 2.25 miles Approximate Amount of Time: 45 minutes

    Schmitz Park to Alki BeachThis trail is packed with views, woodland walks, shops and restaurants, and beach access and starts at one of Seattles only remaining stands of native fir. The trail ends at the Denny Party landing area on Alki Beach.Mileage: slightly over half a mile Approximate Amount of Time: 45 minutes based on grade and elevation change.

    Thistle Street Park BoulevardThis route is a good south east-west connector, offering amazing views espe-cially on the west-end. The trail connects two of West Seattles largest parks West-crest and Lincoln, and also connects the Highland Park neighborhood, Westwood Village, the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, Sealth International High School, Denny International Middle School, and the Southwest Community Center.Mileage: Just under 2.0 miles Approximate Amount of Time: A leisurely 45 minutes, a brisk 30 minutes.


    Support for this map was provided by:

    Get involved locally:West Seattle District CouncilsDelridge District CouncilSouthwest District Council

    West Seattle Community Councils

    Admiral Neighborhood Association

    Alki Community Council

    Fairmount Community Association

    Fauntleroy Community Association

    Genesee Schmitz Neighborhood Council

    High Point Neighborhood Association

    Highland Park Action Committee

    Junction Neighborhood Organization

    Morgan Community Association

    North Delridge Neighborhood Council

    Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council

    Sunrise Heights Neighborhood Association

    Westwood Neighborhood Council

    for more information contact:www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods(206) 615-0494DON_southregion@seattle.gov

    Dragonfly Pavilion at Longfellow Creek Entrance: 28th Avenue SW and SW Dakota Street

    Priority Trails West Seattle has an extensive network of trails; these trails are a combination of established park trails; favorite stretches of sidewalk along a road, calm streets without sidewalks, primitive dirt and gravel trails. Take the whole day or just a couple of hours to explore these trails. Use the map on the other side to gauge distance and time.

    Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors lead walks that inspire, connect and inform the community about neighborhood assets.

    Become a Neighborhood Walking Ambassador. As a Neighborhood Walking Ambassador, youll organize walks around your neighborhood that are themed, interpretive events 1.5 to 2 hours in length. Bring your neighbors together and expose them to the wonder of walking in their own neighborhood, while improving personal and environmental health.

    More people out walking means more eyes on the street and bolsters neighborhood pride and social connections. These walks are intended to build local advocacy, supporting more walkable and livable communities.

    Contact us to learn about upcoming trainings.

    www.feetfirst.orgemailing info@feetfirst.infocalling (206) 652-2310

    The Adopt-a-Kiosk program is

    an opportunity for residents,

    businesses owners, community

    groups, and others to adopt one

    of the neighborhood wayfinding

    kiosks in West Seattle.

    The first neighborhood

    wayfinding kiosks in West Seattle

    were developed with funds from

    the City of Seattle Department

    of Neighborhoods. Each kiosk

    provides a place for neighbors

    to post information and events

    happening in their neighborhood.

    We invite you to Adopt-a-Kiosk

    to make sure they stay free of

    damage and graffiti.

    To learn more about the

    Adopt-a-Kiosk program, contact:

    Feet First

    206-652-2310 or


    National Park Service (NPS)

    The NPSs Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program supports community-based conservation programs by providing technical assistance.

    Feet FirstFeet First is an advocacy organization promoting walkable communities. We help people take steps to create better places to live, learn, shop, work, and play - a world that cares about health, community, design and the environment.

    Our Neighborhoods on Foot Map Series engage community members, make it easier for people to walk, and educate neighbors about local issues. Contact us for copies of other neighborhood maps in Seattle and surrounding areas.

    www.feetfirst.orgemailing info@feetfirst.infocalling (206) 652-2310

    June Morgan Festival www.morganjunction.org

    JulyWest Seattle Summer Festwww.westseattlefestival.com Pirates Landing@ Alkiwww.seafairpirates.org/PiratesLanding

    West Seattle Garden Tourwww.westseattlegardentour.com

    West Seattle Grand Paradewww.thewestseattleparade.com

    Alki Art Fairwww.home.comcast.net/alkiartfair

    AugustArts in Nature Festival at Camp Longwww.naturec.org/festival

    SeptemberJunction Car Showwww.wsjunctioncarshow.com

    OctoberInternational Walk to School DayFirst Wednesday in Octoberwww.feetfirst.org

    Repeating/Ongoing Events

    Summer InstituteEnd of July - August


    Summer Concerts at HiawathaEnd of July - beginning of Septemberwww.anasummerconcerts.wordpress.com

    West Seattle Farmers Market Year Round - Every Sunday10am - 2pmLocated at the Alaska Junctionwww.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/markets/west_seattle

    West Seattle Art Walk Year Round - Every 2nd Thursdaywestseattleartwalk.blogspot.com

    Alki Skate Night May - September - Every Wednesdaymeet at 6:30 pm 1660 Harbor Ave SW206-953-0237

    Outdoor Movie Night July - August4410 California Ave SWwww.wsmovies.org

    Printing for this map was provided by:

    Camp Longwww.seattle.gov/parks - (206) 684-7434

    CoolMom www.coolmom.org - (206) 280-2828

    Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)www.dnda.org - (206) 923-0917

    Duwamish River Cleanup Coalitionwww.duwamishcleanup.org (206) 954-0218

    King County Food and Fitness Initiative www.kcffi.org - (206) 205-3186

    Kiwanis Club of West Seattle www.kiwaniswestseattle.org(206) 938-8032

    The Nature Consortium (TNC)www.naturec.org - (206) 923-0853

    Neighborhood House (High Point Center)www.nhwa.org - (206) 588-4900

    Rotary Club of West Seattlewestseattlerotary.org (206) 718-9401

    Senior Center of West Seattle www.sc-ws.org - (206) 932-4044

    South Seattle Community Collegewww.southseattle.edu - (206) 764-5300

    Admiral The Admiral neighborhood is located at the north end of West Seattle on a promontory. The area boasts a stable and vital commercial center, providing a focal point at the intersection of Admiral Way and SW California Avenue. Amenities include: The Hiawatha Community Center and Playground, the West Seattle Library, Schmitz Park 53 acres of primary forest donated by an early Admiral landowner, and several outstanding viewpoint areas providing unique views of Elliott Bay and Seattles downtown. The area contains some of the citys finest early examples of Craftsman homes.

    Alaska Junction The Alaska Junction is West Seattles downtown and Cali