East John Street Open Space Development at Summit Slope Park

Updated: February 8, 2018

Winter 2018

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 has begun and we anticipate being completed by March 2018.  During construction we found some of the existing irrigation within the Park not working properly.  We are currently working on fixing this as part of this project.   The southern portion of the park and the street fronting the park will be closed during construction.  The northern portion of the park including the P-patches will remain open during construction.  

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. 

Download the Planting Plan

Download the Site Layout Plan


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 – Late Winter 2018
Completion: Early Spring 2018

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.