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Myrtle Reservoir Development
Pro Parks Project Information

6900 35th Ave SW

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Virginia Hassinger, Project Planner
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 9813

Dedication Celebration Photo, Erik Stuhaug Photographer

Dedication Celebration Photo, Erik Stuhaug Photographer
Dedication Celebration Photos
Erik Stuhaug Photographer

Myrtle Reservoir Project
Myrtle Reservoir Project
Myrtle Reservoir Project
Myrtle Reservoir Project
New Equipment Photos

Myrtle Reservoir Project
Myrtle Reservoir Project
Approved Schematic Plan
April 8, 2008

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Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
Seattle Parks and Recreation opened the park on Nov. 30, 2010 and held a community dedication on April 30, 2011. The day was filled with jazz music, face painting and dancing. Parks installed temporary protective fencing and signs within the park to direct people away from the newly seeded lawn and to protect SPU facilities.

The design incorporates recreational elements and ideas suggested by the community members, Parks staff, Seattle Public Utilities and the Seattle Design Commission. The design includes an open grass field on top of the lidded reservoir for informal play with a pathway circling the field and ADA accessible pathways.

The children's play area features open toy structures to enhance visibility and provide for better security. A viewing plaza north of the lid includes an interpretive element indicating High Point's elevation as well as that of other prominent hills on the Seattle skyline.

6900 35th Ave SW
The Pro Parks Levy provides $1,068,202 for the project costs of planning, design and construction.
Planning: Spring 2007
Design: Summer 2007 - Fall 2008
Construction: Begins after Seattle Public Utilities completion
Completion: September 2010


This project, part of the 2000 Parks Levy, develops usable open space for family-oriented activities once the reservoir is lidded. The scope of work for this project will be developed through a community process, working within the budget identified below and other non-levy fund sources that become available.

The project will be implemented in coordination with Seattle Public Utilities Reservoir Covering. The site has been identified as a potential site for a district skate park facility in the Citywide Skatepark Plan. Currently there is no funding to design and construct a district level skate facility. Other site features to be considered include ADA accessible pathways, play equipment, and general landscaping.


Public Meeting #1 03/14/07
Public Meeting #2 01/22/08


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