Greenwood-Phinney Park Development

Updated: August 15, 2017

Summer 2017

The park demolition is nearly complete as we are awaiting the grass establishment. We anticipate opening the park end of August 2017 temporarily until the new park construction begins. The community has been busy putting up murals to temporarily activate the space.

The design of the new park is at 65% completion. New updates to the design include modifications to the Nature Discovery Trail and the Reading Nook. See the revised site plan. The Reading Nook has been relocated to the north end of the park as it is a more contemplative space which was in the middle of a very active zone with the plaza and Nature Discovery Trail. The Nature Discovery Trail has been moved south to provide more space and opportunities for exploration. Design Development which includes these slight modifications has been approved by Seattle Design Commission.

An additional modification to Phase 1 includes lighting as a bid additive. Although lighting is not standard for Seattle Parks and Recreation, we understand the desire from the community for it in this park. We will include it as an additive and depending on how high bids come in, we are hopeful to accept this into Phase 1 of the park. More to come on that when we go out for bid in late 2017.

Lastly, we would like your feedback on the proposed graphic design for the raised crosswalk. We have 4 options in the survey link. Please rank each option and provide your feedback. These options are conceptual and will be in color and refined once the preferred option is selected. You can find the survey monkey link here. The survey will be open for approximately two weeks and will close August 31.  

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased two property sites between N. 81st and N. 82nd on the east side of Greenwood to develop a park (the mini-mart site purchased in November 2012 and the pub property immediately north purchased in July 2015).


Between N 81st St & N 82nd St on the east side of Greenwood Ave N, 98103


See the budget and phase for this project on our Open Budget website

Seattle Park District provides $924,000 for planning, design and construction.


Planning: Spring 2016 - Fall 2016
Design: Fall 2016 - Fall 2017
Construction: Early 2018 - Early Summer 2018
Completion: Summer 2018

Community Participation

Please take this Crosswalk Design Options Survey by August 31, 2017

Open House and Input Opportunity 6/25/2016

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 11/2/2016

Final Public Meeting 2/1/2017