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Rainier Beach Public Plaza
Pro Parks Project Information

8825 Rainier Avenue S.

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Lynn Sullivan, Project Manager
800 Maynard Avenue, S., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134-1336

August 2008

Thank you Seattle, this project is complete!

8825 Rainier Avenue S.
The Pro Parks Levy provides $164,000 for planning, design, and construction of this new park. Seattle Parks conveyed $140,000 of that to the Seattle School District for construction.
Planning: 2002
Design: 2003 - 2004
Construction: 2007
Completion: Summer 2008


This project was constructed by the Seattle School District in conjunction with the new high school under construction on the northeast corner of the site.

Tom Rengstorf of Thomas V. Rengstorf Associates was the landscape architect in charge of designing the plaza. As suggested by the community, a large permanent labyrinth was created there.

The labyrinth is viewed as a metaphor for life's journey. It offers lessons as one walks the labryinth path. Walking the path can assist a person in addressing life's challenges by achieving a meditative state and finding peace and serenity.
-- Author Unknown


Creating a community gathering place at the corner of S. Henderson St. and Rainier Ave. S. was a priority identified in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan. Since August 2002, community representatives have positioned themselves on the South Shore School Design Review Team to assist in creating design concepts for the new school as well as overall site improvements. The plaza at Rainier and Henderson is a focal point in these site improvements.


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