Bhy Kracke Park Improvements

Updated: September 16, 2016

Fall 2016

Thank you to the Queen Anne Community Council and everyone who attended the September meeting. Seattle Parks and Recreation project manager presented information and answered questions on the upcoming park improvements which include the installation of new retaining walls and pathway widening, pathway removals, and plant restoration. 

The public meeting addressed aesthetics of the newly proposed retaining walls at the lower end of the park, but overlooked engineering requirements of the sloughing sand hillside. Geotechnical reports done for this project in the spring of 2016 conclude that a pipe pile system is required to stabilize the slope. This was the system shown at the meeting, however, we could be potentially construct the wall with concrete lagging rather than wood, if budget allows. Additional options to soften the look of the wall will be discussed with the QACC Parks Committee.

Location

Bhy Kracke Park, 1215 5th Ave N, 98109

Budget & Schedule

See the budget and schedule for this project on our Open Budget website

Project improvements include the installation of new retaining walls and pathway widening, pathway removals, and plant restoration.

Public Meeting

September 7, 2016 Meeting