East John Street Open Space Development at Summit Slope Park

Updated: July 7, 2016

July 2016

Seattle Parks is currently completing the design process of this project. 90% Street Improvement Plan (SIP) has been approved by SDOT. SCL starts work in the right of way to install underground vaults and new duct bank in September and they will be done by end of year. We are planning to follow after them with our project.


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.