Christie Park Addition

Updated: March 4, 2020

Early 2020

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to Terra Dynamics, Inc. They began construction last fall. We anticipate celebrating the completion of the park expansion in late spring 2020. This project provides more open space for the University District by doubling the size of the existing park. Many of the existing park elements will be demolished, opening sight lines and increasing safety and visibility. The new park will feature an open lawn, plantings, trees, a multi-use plaza with donated art, a loop trail, and fitness area. The "Explorer Voyage" art piece by Paul Sorey donated by Friends of Christie Park, celebrates the community's connection to the Taiwanese Community, James Christie, and University of Washington. City Council approved the art donation on July 31, 2019.

Photo of Christie Park Art Installation - Explorer Voyage by Paul Sorey

View the preferred plan schematic here.

The Christie Park Addition project will provide additional open space for the University District community and is located at 4257 9th Avenue NE 98105. Funding for this park project is provided by Seattle Park District to preserve open space in urban areas throughout Seattle.


Christie Park located at 817 NE 43rd St, 98105
Addition located at 4257 9th Ave NE


Seattle Park District provides $937,125 for planning, design and construction.


Planning: 2017
Design: 2018
Construction: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Community Participation

Online Survey Results November 2017

Open House and Input Opportunity 5/13/2017

Public Meeting 11/16/2017

Public Meeting 5/24/2018