Little Saigon Park Development

Updated: October 22, 2020

Fall 2020

Help Name This New Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invited the public to submit potential names for this park. The submissions have been received and a recommendation will be made soon. Thank you for your participation.

A customer survey was completed in the winter of 2019 to receive additional input and an understanding on how the neighborhood accesses Lam's Seafood because some of their parking will be impacted. A new park is being built where the parking lot is located across the street on King Street. Lam's customers and the neighborhood will be able to enjoy the new park but will no longer have parking in that area. We would like to hear from our customers how the parking changes may impact them and what we can do to help. SPR is partnering with SDOT and OED on a neighborhood wide assessment of available on and off street parking and the correlation between parking availability and the economic impact to businesses. We have a consultant and will have the assessment and recommendations early in 2021.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), thank all the artists who submitted a proposal for the public art installation for the new park. Kalina Chung has been selected as the artist for the project. She is very excited to join the team and has been working with the community on her conceptual design.

Thank you to everyone who attended the final community engagement opportunity on July 14, 2019. We appreciate the feedback from all who stopped by to see the design for the new park we will build at 1224 South King Street.

On March 1, 2019, Friends of Little Saigon hosted an engagement opportunity at the Tet Celebration at JW Architects. Approximately 80 adults and children attended the event. Design and construction documentation will be complete in 2021 with construction beginning in 2022.

Thank you to everyone who attended the first public meeting August 26, 2018 at the Festi-Roll event and the open house style public meeting on November 1, 2018. Approximately 40 community members stopped by the open house to review three concept designs proposed for the new park and provide feedback. Presentations, notes and other meeting documents may be viewed below.

After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations, SPR purchased the .27-acre site in 2013 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. The design will provide a connection between King and Jackson streets and will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation. 

Location

1224 South King Street

Budget

Seattle Park District provides $1,736,438 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.

Schedule

Planning: 2018
Design: 2019 - 2021
Construction: 2022

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .27 acre site in 2013 to provide the community access to open space within high density urban areas across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park.

Community Participation

Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your new park space.

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 8/26/2018

Public Meeting and Open House 11/1/2018

Open House/Design Review 7/14 2019