Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The land once occupied by early Salish peoples was known as K'aalab or "leave it alone" by the Shilshole band of the Duwamish. By the 1920s, the forests of the park had been cut and the remaining land was left as meadows or used for dairy farming. Erosion and sewage polluted the creek, sickened homesteaders downstream and exterminated the Piper's Creek salmon population.
The Piper family sold their property to Morgan J. Carkeek who donated it to the city as part of a land exchange. In 1929, this section of the Piper's Creek watershed was dedicated as Carkeek Park.
Erected by Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 47° 42.697′ N, 122° 22.33′ W. Marker is in SeattleTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle WA 98117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emil Fredreksen Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mural at Bergen Place (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ballard Avenue Landmark District Historic Marker Project (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ballard Avenue Historic District / Ballard City Hall Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (approx. 3.3 miles away); Seattle Fisherman's Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lenin in Fremont (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Fremont Troll (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
Regarding Carkeek Park. Carkeek Park is a 216 acre park in northwest Seattle, adjacent to the Broadview neighborhood, offering hiking trails, play and picnic areas, and a pedestrian bridge that leads over the BNSF Railway tracks to a sand beach on Puget Sound. Pipers Orchard, with fruit and nut trees, and Pipers Creek, an urban stream that empties into the Sound, have both been restored here after years of hard work by neighbors, volunteers and city workers. (Excerpted from www.seattle.gov/tour/carkeek.htm)
Also see . . . Carkeep Park. Washington Trails Association website (Submitted on July 31, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2017, by Rob Ketcherside of Seattle, Washington. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 31, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.