Fritz Hedges Waterway Park receives Multiple Awards

WASLA Merit Award in General Design, Public Ownership and Waterfront Center Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Walker Macy was recognized for two projects during the 2021 WASLA Awards.

Fritz Hedges Waterway Park received a Merit Award in General Design, Public Ownership. Fritz Hedges Waterway Park is Seattle’s newest waterfront park. The Landscape Architect’s design transformed a formerly degraded industrial site on the Portage Bay waterfront into one that includes a salmon-friendly shoreline, celebrates the site’s rich cultural history, and reconnects the University District to the water. The park is an iconic open space that offers a range of experiences within a compact area, providing places for social gatherings, informal play and recreation, light watercraft access, and contemplation. A meadow features a mix of native and climate-adapted grasses along with wildflowers once cultivated in the area, and timbers from the site’s old mill building were reused in unique features throughout the park.