Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch

1035 SW 124th Street
Seattle, WA 98146-2746
206.248.4903, main x8100
206.433.8566 fax

Creekmore BuildingOpened in 1987, the Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch is located in the south part of Seattle near the city of Burien. It is named in remembrance of 4-year-old Matthew Eli Creekmore of Everett. The furor over the little boy’s death by horrific abuse at the hands of his father helped spur broad improvements in the state’s oversight of child abuse cases. In dedicating the center, then-executive director Patrick Gogerty said, “In death, his [Eli’s] voice became a mighty shout that stirred the conscience of all the people in the state of Washington.”

The branch serves approximately 75 children in a warm, wooded setting. Some 27 full-time employees make up the branch’s staff, including 17 therapeutic childcare workers and 10 support personnel.

Driving directions to Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch

North or Southbound I-5 (or from Southbound I-405)

Take the Burien exit (this will put you on Hwy 518, heading west)
Exit off the right onto Hwy 509 heading north
From Hwy 509, take the 128th Street exit
At the light at the end of the exit, turn left (you will be traveling west on 128th)
At approximately 1.5-2 miles, turn right onto Ambaum Boulevard SW (Jack in the Box, Catholic school on the corner)
Turn right on 124th SW
The branch is the second driveway on the right-hand side

From Hwy 99 and the First Avenue Bridge

Take First Avenue S or Hwy 99 south and cross over the First Avenue Bridge
Get in the right-most lane and take the exit up the hill (Meyers Way)
Continue south on Meyers Way; it will turn into First Avenue S
When you reach 128th Street, turn right
At approximately 1.5-2 miles, turn right onto Ambaum Boulevard SW (Jack in the Box, Catholic school on the corner)
Turn right on 124th SW
The branch is the second driveway on the right-hand side