Delridge Wetlands Natural Area5645 23rd SE Ave, Seattle, WA 98106

Owner: Seattle Parks

This one acre area located in the heart of Delridge contains one of the many small streams which flow into Longfellow Creek and ultimately the Duwamish River. Its wetlands are being restored to improved water quality for Longfellow Creek and provide an outdoor learning classroom with students from K-8 STEM at Louisa Boren Elementary School. Students will have “hands on” learning in the areas of science, writing, art and stewardship.

Along with the wetlands natural area, the site includes a children’s vegetable garden where students learn about the various aspects of growing plants, healthy eating and cooperative teamwork.

Delridge Neighborhood Development Association
This site was originally owned by Seattle City Light for use as a small substation. It was decommissioned and sold in 2016 through the efforts of the DNDA for restoration of its native habitat and to provide an outdoor classroom for students of the nearby Louisa Boren Elementary School.
Provides a short, informative walk through an urban wetland.
  • Frogs
  • Salamanders
  • Dragonflies
Become a Wetland Steward by helping work on the dry land, we will soon be getting our feet wet, taking measurements of water depths, flow rates and discussing with you what the overall plan is to maximize the effectiveness of the wetland. !

Willard Brown
Delridge Neighborhood Development Association
willard@dnda.org