Pigeon Point Park Service

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service

Pigeon Point Park is part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest greenbelt in the city and home to foxes, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles. The greenbelt encompasses the forest along the eastern slopes of West Seattle. This property is also the largest remaining continuous forest within Seattle city limits, consisting of 182 acres in park land and another 300 acres in privately owned land. However, due to industrial waste from the nearby harbor, it is also one of the most polluted areas in Seattle. Because of this, City Year Seattle/King County, in collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation dedicated a Friday to preserving our public parks.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service

Mission of the day: building a new trail at Pigeon Point Park!

Corps Members loading wheelbarrows with gravel.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service

The wheelbarrows were much heavier than they looked.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service

Hauling gravel was not as easy and simple as it looks!

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service

Rushing back to get more gravel! "Watch out! Coming through!"

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service

Corps members putting the finishing touches on their freshly paved trail.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Service
Tree trunks were used as a barrier between the path and the forest around it.

After a few hours of service, the results were definitely noticeable. A path that once was not visible is now ready for walkers, bicyclists, and animals to enjoy. We have worked in Pigeon Point park multiple times in the past few years and it is nice to be able to come back year after year and build upon the progress we have made.

Text by Hoang Lam, City Year Seattle/King County senior corps member

Photos by Andy Hurwitz, City Year Seattle/King County corps member

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