Owner: Port of Seattle
həʔapus Village Park & Shoreline Habitat (pronounced Hah ah poos) is an important archaeological, cultural and historical site that sits on the shores of the original Duwamish River and is the ancestral site of one of the Duwamish Tribe’s larger villages. This 8 acre park was created when artifacts were found during excavation by the Port. The tribe and the community fought to preserve the area, and today it now stands as a wildlife habitat and a lovely public access site that overlooks the only original bends in the river.
It’s also an important habitat node, or oasis, where juvenile salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed and escape from predators. It also provides a great place to watch a wide variety of birds making it a favorite place for birdwatchers.