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Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space Development
Pro Parks Project Information

Linden Ave N and N 143rd Street

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A dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of these park improvements was held June 25, 2005.


Seattle Parks and Recreation
Planning and Development
800 Maynard Ave. S., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336


Thank you, Seattle. This Pro Parks project is now complete!

This project was substantially complete in December 2004. The new park plaza and open space opened to the public in late June 2005. This allowed an establishment period for the new lawn.

Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Department of Neighborhoods worked with Parks to develop the design that integrates development of the open space with drainage and future street improvements. Design elements include:
  • Relocation of the reservoir fence;

  • Graded berm with trees, lawn, drainage structures, pipe, and swale; site for future P-patch; and concrete sidewalk with curb stops on 143rd St.;
    Pedestrian plaza at northeast corner of Linden and 143rd with curb, gutter, concrete sidewalk, seating walls, decorative pavers, reintegrated art work at entry, plantings and lawn, and water oriented focal point;
  • Graded berm with trees, plantings, lawn, drainage structures, pipe, swale-pond, and concrete sidewalk with curb stops on Linden Ave.;

  • Seating wall, graded berm with trees, plantings, and lawn; asphalt walkway; and storm drainage pipe and structures tied to 138th St.

  • See schematic design below for plan details.
    Linden Ave N and N 143rd Street
    The Pro Parks Levy provides $489,725 project costs of planning, design and construction.
    Planning:Summer 2003
    Design:Spring 2004
    Completion:Completed 2004; Opened in June 2005


    The project goal was to develop public open space amenities around Bitter Lake Reservoir, implementing policy LU-6-3 of the Broadview - Bitter Lake - Haller Lake Neighborhood Plan:

    "The City shall move the fence during the rehabilitation of the Bitter Lake reservoir and, in conjunction with community organizations, property and business oweners, residents, and other interested parties, develop walking paths and recreational areas for children and adults, community gardens and landscaping, which may include a P-patch garden, and additional or other types of public open space features."

    Project design was coordinated with other City departments including Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Transportation, Seattle City Light and Department of Neighborhoods. The city's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs also collaborated on this project.

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    Artwork "Scatterpiece"
    at 143rd and Linden


    The final design development meeting was held in 2004 to review the development design refinements.
    > More information on project history


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