Victor Steinbrueck Park

Updated: August 1, 2016

Summer 2016

Seattle Parks and Recreation hired Walker Macy as the design consultant and we are excited to be moving forward with the park improvement project. Thank you to everyone who participated in the May 17 meeting, the Pop-Up meeting in the park and all who participated in the survey at the Online Open House and provided additional feedback.

Seattle Parks and Recreation's design team will gather input and work with the community to prioritize park improvements.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces allocates funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park public safety including but not limited to improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children's play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. In addition the park sits atop a privately owned parking garage. The membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. Major repairs to, or complete replacement of the membrane, will be necessary as part of any improvements to the park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of Market, surrounding residents and businesses and homeless advocates regarding the park.

Location

Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave (North end of Pike Place Market)

Budget

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.6 million dollars to this project.

Schedule

Planning: Fall – Winter 2015
Design: 2016 – Spring 2018
Construction: Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Completion: 2019

Project Description

As included in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy language improvements to the park will include improvements to public safety including but not limited to improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children's play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping subject to the following:

  1. The Council determines whether the project is needed after it has evaluated how well the removal of the automated public toilet, installation and operations of surveillance cameras, and increased policing address public safety issues in and around the Park.
  2. If Council determines the project should proceed, the Department of Parks and Recreation will conduct a project design process with broad public outreach and submit a project design to the Council for its review and approval prior to appropriation of levy funds for construction.

Community Participation