The sun was shining on Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, giving a clear view of the downtown seawalk recently given a design award by a non-profit that promotes waterfront development. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Juneau’s Seawalk wins design award

‘Stunning visual and interpretive experience’ for Juneau

Juneau’s Seawalk from the Mayor Bill Overstreet Park to Gold Creek received an Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award from the Waterfront Center, a nonprofit that promotes waterfront development.

The award will be given at an online ceremony Oct. 25, according to a news release from J.A. Brennan Associates, the Seattle landscape architecture firm that worked on Juneau’s Seawalk.

“The Downtown Seawalk provides urban residents and office workers with attractive outdoor recreation, including steps to tidelands and the beach. It also relieves downtown street congestion and creates a higher quality water experience for visitors and residents,” the release said.

Inching closer to final results

According to the release, judges for the Waterfront Center said the Seawalk is a stunning visual and interpretive experience for Juneau.

The Waterfront Center will host “Celebrating the Winners” of the 34th Excellence on the Waterfront Awards Program Webinars – October 25-26, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. The ceremony will feature presentations from the winners and short discussions. Free registration is available at center’s website, waterfrontcenter.org.

Juneau’s seawalk design team included Juneau-based Tetra Tech Alaska and J.A. Brennan Associates, the release said.

A couple walk down Juneau's downtown seawalk on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. The seawalk from Mayor Bill Overstreet Park to Gold Creek was recently given a design award by the Waterfront Center, a nonprofit that promotes waterfront development. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

• Contact reporter Peter Segall at psegall@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SegallJnuEmpire.

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