Public Works

6300 Southcenter Blvd.,
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-0179
Fax: 206 431-3665

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Chinook Wind

Project Overview

In support of the King County-led Chinook Wind Mitigation Project, the City recently begun design of a public access trail that will meander along the perimeter of this 5+ acre off-channel shallow water habitat.  The mitigation project, run by the County’s Mitigation Reserves Program, will provide critical off-channel habitat for threatened juvenile salmon in the transition zone between salt and fresh water, a crucial environment for salmonids to adapt to their sea water future.  This site compliments the adjacent City-led habitat restoration projects at Duwamish Gardens (completed in 2017) and Riverton Creek (under construction). On the trail, people will be able to enjoy views of the river, the off-channel mitigation site and learn about the extensive salmon recovery efforts being done along the river. This access system will eventually connect with the nearby Duwamish Gardens trail system, making a substantial and unique urban water access experience. The property is currently owned by King County and will be transferred to the City of Tukwila following the County’s mitigation project and subsequent 10-year maintenance period.


Contact Information

For specific questions, contact Mike Perfetti at 206-433-7192 or email at


Figure 1: Conceptual Plan of Chinook Wind and Duwamish Gardens, J.A. Brennan Associates, 2013