Golden Gardens Drainage and Stairway Renovation

Updated: April 20, 2016

Spring/Summer 2016

Upon completion of preliminary design work Seattle Parks and Recreation identified a budget shortfall. The project was delayed to secure additional funding and adjust the plans.

The stair climb from the lower park to the dog-off-leash area will be closed during construction.


Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Pl NW


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocated $438,000 for planning, design and construction. Funds for this project have been redirected from the Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation project.


Planning: Summer – Fall 2015
Design: Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Construction: Summer – Fall 2016
Completion: Winter 2016

Project Description

This project provides drainage improvements and replaces the damaged stairway steps from the lower park area to the dog-off-leash- area. The purpose of the project is to renovate the existing storm drainage system that collects and directs some of the park surface and subsurface drainage flows from the upper road through the mid-parking lot at the dog-off-leash- area to the appropriate drainage area The scope will include replacing damaged steps with a new stairway, and replacing the drainage channel from the top of the steps to the open channel.

This will improve the drainage system and related impacts such as hillside erosion. The work will be done in accordance with environmental and regulatory requirements.

Community Participation

Public Meeting 10/7/2015