Denny Park to close for approximately five months for park improvement project

Denny Park (100 Dexter Ave. N) is scheduled to close beginning the week of Aug. 15 for approximately five months for a park improvement project. During this time, all areas of the park, including the temporary off-leash area, will be closed.

The Denny Park project includes storm drainage, sanitary sewer, irrigation system, and pavement replacement. The project will enhance the central plaza to improve pedestrian and maintenance vehicle circulation, provide better accessibility for people with disabilities, and create a more functional community gathering space. Planting bed refinements will address maintenance concerns and facilitate design of a new irrigation system that meets long-term needs. Other improvements include new benches, café tables and chairs, and replacement of the drinking fountain.

Funding for the project is provided by the 2008 voter-approved Parks and Green Spaces Levy and the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information on this project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/denny_park/ or contact Chris Mueller, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-684-0998 or chris.mueller@seattle.gov.