Thursday, December 9, 2010

Southeast of Carkeek Park

Today, my friend and I went to look at the Street Edge Alternatives (SEA) project and walked the nearby neighborhood around Carkeek Park. We walked most of the streets from NW 115th to 120th between 2nd and 10th Avenues NW.

The SEA project runs from NW 117th to 120th Streets along 2nd Avenue NW. Here is a link to the project's website. This street is lovely to look at and is environmentally friendly to Piper Creek because the surfaces and plantings minimize toxic runoff.

The neighborhood just west of this street is quiet, well kept and beautifully situated around Carkeek Park with views of Puget Sound. Houses are expensive and even the streets which were not in the SEA project are appealing.

Our 4 mile walk took us into Carkeek Park via a footpath off NW 116th just above the Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center.

The streets around the SEA project are level; those close to the park are hilly. Territorial and sound views and great native plants made this a truly enjoyable walk.

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