Wednesday, June 26, 2013

North Admiral Neighborhood of West Seattle and Jack Block Park

The highlight of today's 7.7 mile walk in West Seattle was definitely Jack Block Park. I have been to other Port of Seattle Parks; some were OK and some were pretty nice but Jack Block Park is very, very nice.

Don't stop when you you get to the first section with its play area, picnic tables and flagpole.

Climb the small hill behind the flagpole and walk along the path taking you to the view tower.

Enjoy the views along the way.

Sit on a bench and enjoy the Seattle skyline, then turn around and view the Port in action - you can even read about container shipping. A plaque in the park notes that Jack Block was the longest serving commissioner in Port history and a pioneer in public shoreline access for our community. This park in a fitting tribute.

The rest of my walk was mostly around the Duwamish Head Green Space.

Streets bordering the green space have a rural feel and some properties have old buildings and old autos.

Some have room for vegetable gardens.

Along the way, I walked on the Alki Trail which took me to Salty's on Alki

and a shoreline access point.

Along Harbor Avenue SW, I noted a few businesses, a large apartment/condo complex

and a proposed and use action sign proposing to rezone the area just south of Salty's from industrial general 2 and urban industrial to industrial commercial and urban stable.

The streets north of Admiral and east of Fairmount were quiet and tidy with lovely homes and views.

This was quite a walk.

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