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Spring/Summer 2015
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Tukwila Construction Project Updates

The following are significant construction projects currently in progress throughout the city. If you are traveling on any of these roads, you may encounter delays or closures affecting your travel time. Please follow the links below for detailed information including project updates and road closures.

Updates on WSDOT paving projects in Tukwila can be found on our Traffic Impacts in Tukwila page.

Proposed Multipurpose Arena Development Update

The City understands the public’s interest in this potential project and is committed to the release of timely information. This webpage will be updated when milestones are achieved, such as applications, notice of decisions, etc. Interested parties should bookmark this webpage and continue to visit for project updates.

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Regional Fire Authority Annexation Steering Committee

The Tukwila City Council is continuing its investigation into annexing municipal fire services to the Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA). In September 2014, the Council heard from the Fire Exploratory Committee, which was created to identify strategies for long-term sustainable fire services. After reviewing all options available, this committee recommended that the City explore the option of annexing to the Kent RFA.

As follow-up the Council motion, the Fire Service Steering Committee has been organized with volunteers from the residential and business community, as well as firefighters, City Councilmembers, City staff, and RFA representatives.

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Tukwila tree tips for proper pruning

Is your tree growing over the sidewalk? Not sure about how to prune the tree you planted last fall? Does your neighbor’s tree look unstable? Is your tree dropping a lot of branches?

These are some of the common concerns that many homeowners have regarding trees on their property and in their neighborhood. Business owners, whose properties often have trees planted as part of the required landscaping on the site, can also have questions about pruning and recognizing defects in trees. Here in the Puget Sound, trees are part of our heritage and should be valued for the many benefits they provide -- not the least of which is shade during these hot summer days. Properly caredfor trees provide energy savings, wildlife habitat, improved physical well-being, and increased property values. Research also shows that shoppers spend more money in retail areas where there are trees providing shade and a more welcoming shopping environment.

If you are unsure how to care for the trees on your property, the City of Tukwila is here to help. As part of a partnership with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service, the City of Tukwila has produced two educational tree care videos:

• Pruning Landscape and Ornamental Trees
• Identifying Tree Defects

These videos were developed for homeowners and City employees to teach basic pruning skills and provide help in identifying potential tree problems. They are available to watch anytime, showing ways to care for your landscape trees.

These videos are intended to provide general guidance. If you have concerns about your trees, it’s a good idea to consult a trained specialist – an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist. For business owners, using an ISA Certified Arborist to make recommendations on your landscaping can lengthen the life of the investment you’ve made in your property, improve both the overall health of your trees and the look of your site, and keep potential customers in your retail area longer. Additional information and assistance in locating a Certified Arborist can be found at www.TreesAreGood.com.

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See You in the Park
We want to meet you, our park neighbors

As part of the pilot Park Watch Program the Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department will host five kick-off events throughout the City over the summer. These “See You in the Park” social get-togethers invite neighbors and park users to meet directly with parks maintenance staff, play games led by the Recreation Division, enjoy complimentary food, and socialize with friends and neighbors.

Your input will help Tukwila’s Parks and Recreation Department cultivate programs specific to each park. Help the City increase two-way communications between parks maintenance staff and park users, further enhance positive relationships in the neighborhood and identify strategies to encourage neighborhood ownership of parks.

Goals of the Tukwila Parks Watch Program:
• Better connecting parks staff with neighbors
• Fostering community ownership of parks
• Enhancing safety and reducing vandalism
• Ensuring neighbors and park users have a vehicle to communicate parks-related issues

Please join us in your neighborhood parks on the dates below, all events run from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
• July 8 - Joseph Foster Memorial Park
• July 15 - Riverton Park
• July 22 - Duwamish Park
• July 29 - Tukwila Park

August 4 at Crestview Park
Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT

Be a part of the effort to ensure Tukwila’s neighborhood parks remain a place for safe, Good Healthy Fun.

For more information, email ParksWatch@TukwilaWa.gov or call Kris Kelly at (206) 433-7157

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22nd Annual Tukwila Community Garage Sale
Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2015

Did you know that there is still time to sign up for the Tukwila Community Garage sale? Sign up to hold a yard/garage sale at your Tukwila home at the same time as your neighbors across the city! Declutter and earn money, while reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.

Your sale will get FREE publicity! The City will publish a list of all the sale addresses in local papers and online. You’ll also receive a Tukwila Garage Sale kit with a “Tukwila Community Garage Sale” sign, tips for having a great sale, and a list of re-use agencies that take donations.

Register by July 31, 2015 to be listed.

Tukwila Facilities Needs
Assessment and Feasibility Study

The City of Tukwila is developing the first comprehensive study of its major facilities. Before investing in existing facilities, the City wishes to reassess its needs and the suitability of its current buildings, as well as better understand its long term needs. This study will guide any future investment in City facilities.

View the Tukwila Facilities Study Page

2014 Annual Report

The City of Tukwila is proud to announce the completion of its first comprehensive Annual Report.

View the 2014 Annual Report

City of Tukwila Strategic Plan

The City of Tukwila has undergone its first ever strategic planning process. The 2012 Strategic Plan and quarterly reports on priorities for 2013 are now available online.

View the Strategic Planning page.


Register for CodeRED

Information and frequently asked questions about the CodeRED Emergency Response Notification System can be accessed through the City's CodeRED page.

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• Graffiti Hotline •

Citizens are encouraged to
report graffiti in the City of Tukwila by calling:

      206-431-2180

Please provide the location, and the type of object altered.

Contact Information:

Tukwila City Hall
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188-2544

Phone: 206 433-1800
Fax: 206 433-1833
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday

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