Wedgwood Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: April 21, 2020

Spring 2020

The construction documents and permit reviews for this new park are in progress. The project requires a construction permit from the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections, and a Street Improvement Permit from the Seattle Department of Transportation. We estimate construction will start in spring 2021.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design consultant, Studio 41, worked closely with the community on the design for this new park. The design is a multi-use space that includes a central lawn, walking paths, a curved seat wall, seating and gathering areas, and a concrete pedestal for a 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 of the neighborhood.

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 29, 2019 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 participated in the design discussion on ​April 3, 2019. 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. The input received at the first public meeting on February 25, 2019 informed the three design concepts.

Thanks as well to all who participated at the Wedgwood Community Picnic, on September 15, 2018. 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 shared with the design consultant.

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 - Winter 2020/21
Construction: Spring 2021

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