Yesler Terrace Park celebration full of music, art & activities

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) invite the community to celebrate the new Yesler Terrace Park on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with sports activities until 7 p.m. and an outdoor movie, Moana, at 8 p.m. on the park lawn. This new park provides a much-needed outdoor community gathering place and is located at 835 Yesler Way, immediately adjacent to Yesler Community Center. With sweeping views to downtown, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier, Yesler Terrace Park is the new heart of the Yesler neighborhood.

The community is encouraged to come explore the new park and participate in the many activities throughout the day. The park offers something for everyone in its two-acre footprint. Here is what you will find during the event:

  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m.
    • Ribbon Cutting ceremony
  • 12:30 p.m.
    • Spraypark opens
  • 3 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • 3-on-3 basketball tournament with a special thank you to Seattle Storm for prizes
    • RAVE Field activities
  • 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    • Outdoor community movie night. Movie: Moana. Please bring your own chairs and blankets.
  • Parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to take the bus number 60 or 27 or the First Hill Street Car. The new park is the result of a successful partnership with Seattle Housing Authority and public-private donations that include Seattle Parks Foundation, RAVE Foundation (the official charitable arm of the Seattle Sounders FC), Wyncote Foundation Northwest, Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation, The Community Parks Fund, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, and the Office of Arts and Culture. Local landscape architecture firm, Site Workshop, designed the project, and Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to Wyser Construction.For more information about the project and event please visit or contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’ or 206-233-7929.



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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on design of new Lake City park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the Lake City community to an Open House on Thursday, July 28 for the design development of a new park in Lake City. Join SPR planner and ELM Environment’s designers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12501 28th Ave NE, just north of the Lake City branch library, or from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Lake City Farmer’s Market, NE 125th St. & 28th Ave. NE, to learn about the new park and provide design input.

SPR purchased the property located at 12510 33rd Ave NE 98125 in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, to provide additional open space for the Lake City community. The events on July 28 are an opportunity for the community to participate in the design and are the first public events for the new park. To provide additional feedback the community is encouraged to participate in this survey:

Funding for this park project is provided by Seattle Park District to preserve open space in urban areas throughout Seattle. 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.

2016 is the first full year of implementation and will include funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog, improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities and programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults, develop new parks, and acquire new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translation please visit For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards at (206)233-0063 or


Seattle Parks and Recreation presents design for new waterfront park in the University District

Community invited to provide input

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to review the design for the development of a new park at 1101-1137 NE Boat Street on Portage Bay on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Bryant Building, 1117 NE Boat Street.  Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design team from Walker Macy at 6:30 pm. Families, students, and neighbors are encouraged to attend and participate in the design.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design team have incorporated community feedback from previous meetings into the design. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the project and provide input on the final design.

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the Bryant marina site (1101-1137 NE Boat Street on Portage Bay) from the University of Washington in 2014. The goal for the park project is to provide upland and shoreline/water-related recreational experiences for all ages and abilities. The development will include remediation of site contamination, building demolition and potential partial re-use of building elements and shoreline enhancement. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017 and completed in 2018.

For more information about the Portage Bay park project please visit or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or