həʔapus Village Park & Shoreline Habitat, 4700 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

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.

Also known as Terminal 107, this portion of the riverbank was originally the construction site for a marine terminal. In 1977, artifacts from the Duwamish Tribe’s village of Basket Hat yee-LEH-khood were found during the development process, which halted all construction. The Duwamish Estuary covered the area from the base of West Seattle hills to the base of Beacon Hill filled with bountiful varieties of fish, shellfish, and plants providing the Duwamish Tribe with food and other uses. It was a large powerful meandering river with extensive tidal flats and wildlife, when pioneer John Pike officially bought the land from the U.S. government in 1860, soon after the Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855. Local shipyards built fishing boats for European immigrants until the resource diminished.
The park provides walking paths throughout the park like setting with viewing points of the river, Kellogg Island and the last remaining remnant of the original river before it was channelized. It’s a favorite stop for cyclists along the Duwamish Trail. It also provides a convenient launching point for kayaks and canoes with a short carry from the parking lot.
  • Blue Heron
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagles
  • Cormorants
  • Purple Martins
  • Salmon
  • Harbor Seals


Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
Rosario-maria Medina , DRCC/TAG
phone: 206-359-1774
email: rosario@duwamishcleanup.org


DuwamishAlive! Events: On the water, volunteer in a kayak with Puget Soundkeeper and Alki Kayak Tours to remove debris from the Duwamish River Shoreline at the historic site of T107 across from the Duwamish Longhouse at 4700 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106. Thank you Alki Kayak Tours and Port of Seattle for their support at this site!

This is a very popular activity for our events so volunteer spots are limited! Sign up today. Age minimum for kayaks is 10 years old.

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

River Access Paddle Program

email: kathryn@pugetsoundkeeper.org