Community invited to learn about and provide input for Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in a public meeting for the Victor Steinbrueck Park renovation on Tues. May 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. Seattle, 98101.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on the renovation. SPR planner David Graves, and design firm Walker Macy, will present the proposed project, gather community input, and answer questions. 

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park public safety by improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. The park sits atop a privately owned parking garage, and the membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. A complete replacement of the membrane will be necessary as part of the renovation.

SPR’s design team will work with the community to prioritize park improvements. We will gather community feedback at this first meeting, present design concepts at the second meeting in September and present the final design for the park in early 2017. SPR has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of the Market, surrounding residents and business and homeless advocates regarding the park renovation. We encourage the community and park users to attend and participate in the planning.

 For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/victor_steinbrueck/ or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.