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The original boulevard, and also the first to be paved in 1907, was in Washington Park. Interlaken Blvd. was the connection between town and the various boulevards along the lake. Scattered portions to the south were called Lake Washington Blvd. and by 1920 all the sections and boulevards had been connected, and the whole length given the name Washington Blvd.

Current Project

Visit the Engagement Hub for the Lake Washington Boulevard Renovations project

In partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation and the community, Seattle Parks and Recreation is leading and managing the implementation of improvements to Lake Washington Boulevard to help promote pedestrian and bicycle uses and increase safety for everyone that visits and travels along Lake Washington Boulevard. 

Informed by the Short-Term Recommendations in the Lake Washington Boulevard Visioning Process and Recommendations Report created by the Lake Washington Blvd Task Force, the Lake Washington Boulevard Renovations Project aims to improve sidewalks and pedestrian paths to be ADA-compliant and increase safety by adding stop signs, speed humps, raised crosswalks, and other traffic calming infrastructure. In this phase of the project, Seattle Parks and Recreation will not be installing a dedicated bike lane.

Through a community-centered process that prioritizes the voices of historically underserved and under-resourced communities in South Seattle, the project team will conduct robust community engagement to notify the public of the upcoming improvements and to receive input through representative public participation on how the Lake Washington Blvd can best serve the needs of the community and those who visit the corridor.

To learn more, visit the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Lake Washington Boulevard project webpage

To learn more about our Bicycle Weekends program and for the 2023 Summer Schedule, view our recent blog post

We will be hosting pop-up outreach events to talk about the project with the community on the following dates:

•   Seward Park 
     Sunday, July 16th (Bicycle Weekend) 
     12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
•   Seward Park
     Sunday, July 23rd (Lake Washington Blvd open to vehicle traffic) 
     12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
•   Genesee Park/Stan Sayres Boat Launch
     Saturday, September 2nd (Bicycle Weekend) 
     12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
•   Genesee Park/Stan Sayres Boat Launch 
     Saturday, September 9th (Lake Washington Blvd open to vehicle traffic) 
     12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It is important for us to meet the community where they are. Come talk to us at the following community events this summer:

•   Umoja Fest - Judkins Park 
     Saturday, August 5th – Sunday, August 6th
•   Othello Park International Festival – Othello Park 
     Sunday, August 13th
•   Big Day of Play – Rainier Playfields/Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
     Saturday, August 19th

If you host, coordinate, or attend a standing community organization or neighborhood association meeting, let us know and we can come to you. The project team would be more than happy to attend and present at a community/neighborhood organization-hosted event to talk about the Lake Washington Blvd Renovations project and gather feedback.

Please send an email to to invite the project team to your community-hosted meeting. 

For more information, please contact:

Kellina Stamm 
Jordan Hoy 

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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