Wedgwood Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: July 9, 2019

Summer 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 29 open house to learn about this park development and provide input! The preferred design that was displayed is attached below in the Community Participation section.

Have an idea for what to name the park? Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Thursday, September 12, 2019, and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found here

Please send  name suggestions to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to paula.hoff@seattle.gov.The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who will make the final decision.

Thanks also to everyone who came and participated in the design discussion on April 3rd. We appreciate all your input on the three design concepts. For those of you who were unable to attend please see concepts and meeting notes below.  And to those who participated in Public Meeting #1 on February 25, 2019. The input received informed the overall design for the park. 

And of course, thanks to all who participated at the Wedgwood Community Picnic, on September 15, 2019. Many community members came to discuss hopes and concerns for the park as well as express their enthusiasm that the project has been funded. This information was passed onto the design consultants.

Location

8605 35th Avenue NE, 98115

Aerial photo of landbanked site location for future Wedgwood Park

Budget

Seattle Park District provides $1,273,388 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.

Site purchased in 2014 using King County Conservation Futures funding. This funding requires that use is restricted to low impact, passive recreation and impervious surfacing shall be limited to 15% or less.

Schedule

Planning: Spring 2018
Design: Spring 2019
Construction: Winter 2020

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .33 acres in 2014 to provide the community access to open space within identified gaps 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. This parcel will not be accessible during construction.

Community Participation

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

Input Opportunity at the Wedgwood Community Picnic 9/15/2018

Public Meeting 2/25/2019

Public Meeting 4/3/2019

Public Meeting 6/29/2019