The Greenbelt

West Duwamish Greenbelt

The city’s largest remaining contiguous forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt, covers over 500 acres and spans over four miles north to south and west to east from a steep slope in the Delridge area in West Seattle to the Duwamish Waterway. The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides a habitat for wildlife such as herons, bald eagles, hawks, owls, foxes, salamander, and frogs. It also allows people the opportunity to experience the great outdoors inside the city.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is an underutilized public space that could be more fully used for recreation, connecting points of interest, forest restoration, and environmental education activities.  There is a large community of current and potential users that would like to see greater use of this urban forest, including developing an enhanced network of trails in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. The West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group (WDGT) has come together to promote the use of the greenbelt and identify common goals for the greenbelt to develop a unified strategy that will benefit the surrounding neighborhood and the larger Seattle community.