Lake Union Park Repair

Updated: April 5, 2018

Spring 2018

The Lake Union Park bridge is open. We have completed all the major work on the project and are working on the final punch list. Construction on this project began in July and over 8000 cubic yards of soil were removed from the site.   

Work included:  

  • Removal of existing soil and installation of lightweight geofoam under hardscapes (walkways) along the western portion of the park 'peninsula' (west of MOHAI) to reduce load.
  • Bridge abutment was modified to allow for continued use of the existing abutment while allowing for possible lateral deformation of the abutment in the future. 
  • A portion of the boardwalk between the bridge and the bulkhead was repaired. 
  • The bridge reinstalled. 

The fence will remain around the northern lawn area to allow the grass to establish. We expect to remove the fence in late spring 2018.  Access to MOHAI, wood terrace, bulkhead and the bridge is open and may be accessed by going around either side of the fence. 


Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, 98109


$350,000 from 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy
$690,000 from the Seattle Park District
$3.6 million from the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)


Construction: July - November 2017

Project Description

This project, funded with 2008 Parks Levy funds redirected from the Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation project, investigates and repairs subsidence issues in walkway areas at Lake Union Park, along the north side of the park adjacent to the water, and east and north of the pedestrian bridge on the west side of the park. Temporary repairs have been made to eliminate tripping hazards, but this project constructs a long term solution to ensure safe and accessible walkways.

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