Be'er Sheva Park Improvements

Updated: August 6, 2020

Summer 2020

The community group, Rainier Beach Link to Lake, is currently fundraising for the park development.

Construction documents were completed in fall of 2019.

The schematic design was completed in July 2018. In September 2018 the Rainier Beach Link2Lake Open Space Steering Committee applied for more Neighborhood Matching funds to complete the construction documents for the new Be'er Sheva Park.

After the completion of the schematic plan a party was held at the park. To clarify the design the landscape architect marked future elements on the ground and then walked groups of people around the site while pointing out the locations on the plan. This helped people understand what they were looking at.

August 2018 architect site walkaround

August 2018 architect site walkaround

Thank you for sharing your ideas and helping shape the future of Be'er Sheva Park in Rainier Beach at the three public meetings presented by Rainier Beach Link to Lake. Presentations and other documents from the meetings are located below.


Be'er Sheva Park, 8650 55th Ave S, 98118


The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) provided $133,000 for completion of all the construction documents and preparing the project for bidding.
The project committee will continue neighborhood engagement and raise funds for the 1.8-million-dollar project. Please visit Donate to Be'er Sheva Lake Access to contribute through the Seattle Parks Foundation.


Design Completion: Fall 2019
Construction: TBD (Construction schedule is dependent on fundraising)

Project Description

Create a design for improvements at Be'er Sheva Park. Improvements to the park's lakeside end of the South Henderson Street corridor include greater shoreline access, walkways, and art installations. The Steering Committee hired SiteWorkshop Landscape Architecture to facilitate the community engagement process, develop the schematic design and investigate feasibility and permitting requirements.

Community Participation

Download the meetings information post card and map here

Schematic Design Report - July 2018

Public Meeting #1  3/3/2018

Public Meeting #2  4/21/2018

Public Meeting #3  6/2/2018

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