Seward Park Torii Gate

Updated: December 12, 2019

Winter 2019/20

Construction for the Seward Park Torii began in August 2018. The stone column and timber beam elements are being fabricated off site. We anticipate the Torii will be complete in early 2020. A plan for the Torii can be viewed here.

Location

Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, 98118

Budget

This project is funded with Department of Neighborhood grants and community fundraising.

Schedule

Planning and Design: Complete
Bidding: May 2018
Construction: Summer 2018 - Winter 2019/20

Project Description

This project replaces the 26-foot timber Torii that was constructed at the entrance to Seward Park in 1934 by Seattle's Japanese American community as part of the International Potlatch celebration. The Torii was removed in the mid-1980's due to decay. The new Torii will be constructed of basalt columns with a timber cross beam. Improvements also include a pathway and plaza that will meet ADA requirements for accessibility. For more information about the history of the Torii, please see the Friends of Seward Park website.