Washington Park Arboretum Projects

Seattle, WA


The Olmsted Brothers, prominent landscape architects, designed the Washington Park Arboretum in the 1930’s, leaving a legacy of trails, ponds and streams, overlooks, and plant collections for public enjoyment.

In Progress
Japanese Garden Gate Entry, Lookout, Pedestrian Bridges, and Education Shelter

  • Landscape Architect:Nakano Associates
  • Landscape Architect:The Berger Partnership

An historic lookout at the Arboretum suffered from years of deterioration and required restoration. Additionally, a new open-air shelter was designed as a resource for an innovative nature preschool program.


A new trail featuring footbridges over streams and wetlands expands access to formerly inaccessible portions of the Arboretum for pedestrians and bicyclists.


The restoration of the historic Lookout involved thoughtful selection of new wooden posts and roofing to match the original and uphold to wear over time.


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