East John Street Open Space Development at Summit Slope Park

Updated: September 9, 2016

Fall/Winter 2016

After collaboration and construction planning with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle City Light (SCL), Seattle Parks and Recreation is completing the final design process for this Opportunity Fund project. SDOT approved the Street Improvement Plan (SIP) and SCL will start work in the right of way on September 19, 2016 to install underground vaults and new duct bank. This will require partial closure of the street fronting the park and portions of the park . SCL work is planned to be completed by December 2016. We will then begin construction of the park expansion starting in January 2017 once SCL has completed their work.   


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: Summer 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.