Wedgwood Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: November 14, 2019

Fall 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design consultant, Studio 41 have worked closely with the community over the last year on the design for the new park. The design is a multi-use space that includes an open central lawn with curved seatwalls, natural log and boulder nodes organized throughout the park and a concrete pedestal for potential future art installation. The Wedgwood neighborhood has a strong sense of community with a history rooted in farming, gardening, bird watching, art and the natural landscape. Mature, heritage trees and natural rock outcroppings have long been signature elements attracting people to the nature of the area. The project will be constructed in summer 2020 we anticipate completion by the end of 2020.

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.

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 & Permitting: Summer 2019 - Summer 2020
Construction: Summer 2020 - Late Fall 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