City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
April 2017
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Mayor: Allan Ekberg

Dennis Robertson (Council President)
Joe Duffie
Verna Seal
Kathy Hougardy
De'Sean Quinn
Kate Kruller
Thomas McLeod 

Help us launch a new brand for Southcenter by taking a short survey 

Earlier this year the City launched an initiative to encourage additional day tourists to visit Tukwila.  The goal of the initiative is to help position Southcenter as one of the premiere destinations in the Puget Sound, encourage people to stay longer, and do more.
As part of the initiative we have developed a survey for community members, businesses and stakeholders to take. In order to get as much feedback as possible, we also request that you forward the survey to any other community members, businesses, or stakeholders that you know. The results will be very helpful as we work on the branding project.
Please feel free to contact Brandon Miles at (206) 431-3684 or if you have any questions.

Join us for two park dedication events and the Backyard Wildlife Festival on May 13, 2017

Duwamish Gardens Project
11269 East Marginal Way South
Park Dedication

Duwamish Gardens is a 2.3 acre salmon habitat restoration site and public park. The site provides critical shallow water habitat essential to the survival of juvenile salmon. The park lies within the transition zone, where marine water mixes with fresh water. Spending time in brackish water is critical for young salmon to make the physiological changes necessary to live in salt water as they migrate to the Puget Sound. Interpretive signs and art work tell the story of people who lived on and around this site, including Native Americans who made the river home for millennia. The park features a hand-carry boat launch, trails and viewpoints. 

Duwamish Hill Preserve
3800 S. 115th Street
Phase II Dedication

Duwamish Hill Preserve Phase II transformed 3.3 acres into a cultural landscape showcasing five distinct lowland habitat areas - tule wetland, wet sage meadow, camas prairie, garry oak savannah and woodland. Habitat areas include native plants that were once used by Native Americans and continue to be used in traditional cultural practices today. A new art installation, "Journey Through the Seasonal Rounds" highlights the Puget Sound Salish, seasonal changes, and serves as a gathering place for classes and storytelling. New trails, benches, and interpretive signs offer a glimpse into the region's unique history. 

Backyard Wildlife Festival
12424 42nd Ave. South
10:00am - 3:00pm
Tukwila Community Center

After the dedication events, visit the Backyard Wildlife Festival for a full day of gardening experts, speakers, educational exhibitors, arts & craft vendors, plant sales and a fine arts show. Leave feeling inspired to create backyard wildlife environments that will support bees, butterflies, and native birds. For more info please visit:

Free Shuttles Available
Parking is limited at each park site, take a free shuttle departing from the Tukwila Community Center. Shuttles begin at 8:15am and will go between the sites until 11:15am.
For more information call (206) 767-2342 or email

On April 9, three Tukwila Police Officers and a Kent Police Sergeant negotiated for two hours with an adult male in crisis who was threatening to jump off a parking structure at Westfield Southcenter Mall. When the negotiations failed, the man moved over the ledge, but the officers were able to grab the man and save him before he could drop. Read about the whole story over at