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Westcrest Park Improvements
Pro Parks Project Information

8th Ave SW between SW Cloverdale and SW Cambridge

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Karen Galt
800 Maynard Avenue S., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
Westcrest Park Improvements are Complete!

Construction work and volunteer efforts have made some terrific improvements to the park - trails, off-leash area and a new playground. Thank you!
8th Ave SW between SW Cloverdale and SW Cambridge
The Pro Parks Levy provides $515,500 project costs of planning, design and construction.
Planning: 2001
Design: 2001-2002
Construction: 2002
Completion: 2003


The Pro Parks Levy project has provided funding to implement three high priority improvements to Westcrest Park.

Off-leash area:
Approximately 4.5 acres of open space for dogs to expend some energy!
  • A new gravelled parking lot at the north entrance at 4th Ave SW and SW Cloverdale Street.
  • A new water service at the north entrance.
  • Split-rail perimeter fencing and some slope protection fencing for sensitive areas.
  • Signage and a new kiosk are forthcoming.
Play area:
New playground equipment including a multi-level structure, swings, and spring toys. Nearby picnic tables, benches and barbeques make a nice place for other family members to relax and enjoy the setting.

Trail Upgrades:
One central trail has been widened and surfaced with crushed rock for ease of walking through the park. Other trails, one that leads to the upper meadow of the off-leash area from the north parking lot and a path along SW Cloverdale have also been constructed. Directional signage at key locations is forthcoming.
Off Leash Area Map
Off Leash Area Map
Westcrest Play Area
Playground equipment underway! Photo courtesy of Gene Yotsuuye, Volunteer
Westcrest Play Area
The playground is getting closer! Photo courtesy of Gene Yotsuuye, Volunteer
Westcrest Play Area
The completed playground!
Westcrest Play Area
The ribbon cutting! Highland Park Elem. students and dance choreographer-My Dang; Parks Supt. Ken Bounds; Cheryl Cullen, COLA; Councilmember Steinbrueck
Westcrest Play Area
Highland Park Elementary School students performing a Vietnamese
Westcrest Play Area
Visiting with the Seattle Police horse patrol!
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A 1975 master plan developed for the park (then called West Seattle Reservoir Park) by Richard Haag identified many park improvements that needed to be made to the park. In Spring of 2000, Westcrest Community Action Network and Friends of Westcrest worked together to develop a site improvement plan accommodating a wide range of park activities including among other ideas: off-leash area improvements, trail enhancements, and family activity areas such as a playground.

With the onset of Pro Parks Levy funding, Parks staff led a series of public meetings to identify priority ideas for taking through to construction. This led to the improvements you can see in the park today.


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