City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement Project Complete
1/8/2013  5:07:00 PM

Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement Project Complete
Park-like space is available for playing and gathering

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the completion of the Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement project. Parks anticipates removing construction fencing and opening the area for community enjoyment by Thursday, January 10, 2013. The project site is located along N 143rd St. and the corner of Linden Ave. N.

The overarching goal for this community initiated project is to provide a park-like atmosphere with useable amenities where the Bitter Lake community can gather and play. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund project provides a new creative children’s play space between the new P-patch and the existing plaza along with plantings and irrigation near Mark Lere’s “Seattle Scatter Piece.” The area now meets current Americans with Disability accessibility and safety standards.

This project is one of 15 projects to receive funding through the first round of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund. The Opportunity Fund provides $15 million in funding for community initiated park development or property acquisition projects. To view other projects that received funding please visit

For additional information about the project, please visit or contact Kim Baldwin, Project Manager at 615-0810 or

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