Victor Steinbrueck Park

Updated: December 15, 2017

Winter 2017/2018

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will be conducting additional investigative work into the structure below the surface of Victor Steinbrueck Park. This work will begin the week of December 18, 2017 and inform the design process for the Victor Steinbrueck Park Improvement Project. The park will not be closed. Park visitors will see boring equipment and access precluded in the immediate work zone(s). Additionally, there will be construction noise during working hours.

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 spring and fall 2016 public meetings, the Pop-Up meeting in the park and all who participated in the Online Open House surveys in 2016 and 2017.

Please see the presentations below or click and view the Schematic Design or Draft Site Plan.

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: 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