Tukwila Parks & Recreation
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206 768-2822
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Duwamish Gardens is a 2.34-acre park and salmon habitat restoration site that includes 0.37 acres of mudflat, 0.47 acres of emergent marsh and 1.13 acres of riparian and upland forest habitat. While the site is primarily targeted for use by juvenile Chinook salmon, the site has been used by adult salmon, harbor seals, river otters, great blue heron, osprey, hummingbirds and several species of waterfowl and shore birds.
The park gives people a place to access the Duwamish River, including a hand-carry boat launch. A gathering circle, surrounded by a seat wall and inlaid with a map of the river and labels of several Native American cultural sites, provides a place for community gathering, nature viewing and interpretation. Two interpretive signs are located along the trail system, and an art piece, called the Wind, which is a steel-fabricated piece that looks like a traditional fish drying rack, and also includes wind chimes, is inspired by the southern Puget Sound Salish oral tradition in the stories collectively known as the “Epic of the Winds.”
Fernandes is a Native American artist, storyteller, and educator whose work focuses on the culture and arts of the Coast Salish tribes of western Washington.
Amenities: hand-carry boat launch, gathering circle with seat wall