Duwamish River People’s Park and Shoreline Habitat opening celebration set for July 16
The Port of Seattle will host a celebration for the opening of the Duwamish River People’s Park and Shoreline Habitat (DRPP - formerly Terminal 117), the largest habitat restoration site along the Duwamish River in a generation. Join your neighbors for a commemorative ceremony, park tours, family friendly art activities, educational booths, kayak tours, Hub Open House, and local catering.
When: Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Duwamish River People's Park and Shoreline Habitat (formerly Terminal 117) 8700 Dallas Ave S
Duwamish River People's Park (formerly referred to as Terminal 117), located south of the South Park Marina on the Duwamish River, used to be a Superfund “Early Action Site” because of pollution caused by the Duwamish Manufacturing and Malarkey Asphalt Company until it ceased operations in 1993. The Port acquired a portion of the property in 1999. In 2003, the EPA designated Terminal 117 a Superfund site and the Port and City of Seattle were responsible for cleaning up the contamination.
In 2007, the community advocated with the Port Commission to transform the cleaned-up property into a public park, and the Commission agreed. During the Superfund cleanup, the Port opened a field office in South Park and conducted community engagement for design ideas on the proposed habitat and park. The Port finished its portion of the cleanup in 2015.