Terry Pettus Park Renovation

Updated: May 14, 2020

Spring 2020

We are currently in the planning and design phase of this project. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in the future renovation of Terry Pettus Park, a waterfront pocket park on the eastern shore of Lake Union at 2001 Fairview Avenue E.

SPR values community engagement, and public input is essential for the success of this project to improve the health and safety of the existing park and its new addition directly south of the park. While SPR cannot conduct in-person meetings at this time, we hope you will continue to participate via other technologies. We invite community members to take this short survey - Terry Pettus Park Renovation Survey - and participate in the future of the Terry Pettus Park. The survey will close end of day May 31.

The new parcel, purchased by SPR, will add 4,000 square feet of shoreline property to the existing park, at its south side. This survey is part of the planning process to incorporate the new parcel as part of Terry Pettus Park.

This renovation project seeks to maintain the park asset and improve the health and safety for all. The waterfront recreation use and character will be maintained with additional goals of incorporating the new parcel, restoring the existing park's pier, enhancing the park entrance to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards, and implementing shoreline habitat restoration. 


Terry Pettus Park, 2001 Fairview Avenue E, 98102 On the east shore of Lake Union.


Seattle Park District provides approximately $1,576,000.00 in funding for this project.  


Planning & Design: Spring 2020 - Fall 2021
Bidding: Winter 2021/22 - Early 2022
Construction: 2022 - Summer 2023

Project Description

Renovate the street-end pocket park located on the eastern shore of Lake Union with goals to:

  • Maintain the waterfront recreational use and character of the small, green pocket park serving the Eastlake neighborhood, enhance the park features with more durable materials, improve accessibility, and incorporate shoreline restoration, as appropriate
  • Incorporate an approx. 4,000 sq. ft. shoreline parcel addition into the park (located directly south of park)
  • Enhance waterfront recreational activities and enhance water views and water access of the park, restoring pier, dock and float
  • Enhance the park entrance and connection to the adjacent Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail, meeting the standards of the Americans Disability Act (ADA)
  • Enhance landscaping, install irrigation and incorporate shoreline habitat restoration, as appropriate

During construction the contractor will need to close the park. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impacts to park users and the community.

Community Participation

Please watch this page for opportunities to participate in the public process.