A. B. Ernst Park Addition

Updated: November 12, 2019

Fall 2019

We had a major delay in bidding and thus construction start. Bidding will likely take another 2 months with construction starting early next spring since the site is steep and we have excavation/grading schedule caps starting in October.

Thank you to everyone who attended the third and final meeting and open house in October 2016 and to Fremont Neighborhood Council (FNC) for their partnership. We have gathered your input. The design will include a small slide, pathway, gathering area, landscaping and irrigation. View the design with proposed play elements here.

We are working with the design team to answer storm-water design questions and create construction documents. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2019.

This Seattle Park District project was funded to provide the community access to more open space for the Fremont neighborhood. In December 2010, Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the neighboring vacant .10-acre lot. We worked with the community to design the park addition.


719 N 35th St Addition to A. B. Ernst Park (723 N 35th St)


Seattle Park District provides $750,000 for planning, design and construction.


Planning: Spring - Summer 2016
Design: Summer 2016 - Spring 2018
Construction: Early Spring - Summer 2020
Completion: Summer 2020

This Seattle Park District project was funded to provide the community access to open space within high density urban areas across the city.

Community Participation

Open House and Input Opportunity 6/26/2016

Public Meeting 8/16/2016

 Public Meeting and Open House 10/24/2016