East John Street Open Space Development at Summit Slope Park

Updated: June 13, 2017

June 2017

Seattle City Light has completed their project and we are moving ahead on this community-initiated Opportunity Fund project. Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to AGR Contracting Inc. Construction is planned to begin in June and we anticipate being completed by October 2017. 

Seattle City Light increased the reliability of the electrical systems in the Capital Hill Neighborhood and we are excited to be moving forward. 

This project enhances the new park and P-patch by adding a bio swale, planting area and providing better pedestrian connections.  The project will take place in the street-right-of-way adjacent to Summit Slope Park. 


Summit Slope Park, Summit Ave E and E John St


The Opportunity Fund allocates $260,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project.


Planning: Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
Design: Spring 2013 – Fall 2016
Construction: Winter 2016/17 – Summer 2017
Completion: Fall 2017

Project Description

This project was selected for the first round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application received in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Generally, this proposal enhances the new park and P-patch by adding a bioswale, planting area and providing better pedestrian connections and is based on the Opportunity Fund application. Please see three design alternatives reviewed at the meeting.