T-105 Port of Seattle Park

Terminal 105 Park was reclaimed by the Port of Seattle into a park from industrial land on the Duwamish. They began this process in 1995 a few years before they worked on T-107 and the City of Seattle created Herring’s House Park.

This park is a little ways north of the twin parks.  It is a narrow piece of land that gives the public access to the river.  You can park at the entrance area and walk down the road next to the reclaimed slough or you can park at the picnic area.  There is limited turn around or parking at that end so be careful if you go.

Restored Slough area with CalPortland looming
Restored Slough area with CalPortland looming

They have reclaimed the land to include a slough like tidal area.  This is on the south side of the road to the river.  On the north side is a fence and row of trees that shield us from a gravel and rock plant.  When I left a truck was loading medium size boulders onto a dump truck.

Industry next to T-105 Park
Industry next to T-105 Park

Once you get down to the river there is a picnic area, pier and landscaped grass area.  The pier seems to have some structural issues since I last was here.  They have it chain link fenced off.  Wonder if a boat or barge hit it?

Pier at T-105 is closed due to unsafe structure
Pier at T-105 is closed due to unsafe structure

Here are a few shots of the nice covered picnic area.

T-105 Picnic area & garden
T-105 Picnic area & garden
Picnic time at T-105
Picnic time at T-105

While I was there several water craft came by.  Here is one I captured next to the barges being unloaded at the gravel plant.

Duwamish Boat Traffic from T-105
Duwamish Boat Traffic from T-105

Off to the south end of the park area is a grassy area where I discovered a Duwamish Revealed art installation.  Here is a link to that.  Art at T-105

There is also a small boat launch off to the south of this grass area and I was able to get down on the beach to take some pictures of birds, pilings, the river and best of all Mt Rainier.

Duwamish & Mt Rainier from T-105
Duwamish & Mt Rainier from T-105

To see more of my Duwamish Adventure I have a directory post that links all of the pieces together.  You can find that post here – My Duwamish Adventure Directory

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