Woodland Park Zoo Seattle Sensory Garden Development

Updated: November 15, 2016

Fall 2016

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is contracting with Fischer Bouma Partnership and Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology to move this Opportunity Fund project forward. We are working on finalizing the construction documents to put this project out to bid.

Download the Sensory Garden Site Plan

Location

Woodland Park Zoo, 700 N 50th Street, 98108

Budget

The Opportunity Fund allocates $750,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project.

Schedule

Planning: Spring 2015 
Design: Spring - Winter 2015 
Construction: January - July 2017 
Completion: Summer 2017

Project Description

This project was selected for the second round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application received in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through the SPR public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal SPR process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Develop a five senses garden by adding enhanced sight, touch and smell elements with the intent to increase accessibility and providing a welcoming atmosphere and experience for all. The Seattle Sensory Garden is an expansion of the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden on 1.3 acres of existing Zoo property.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1 9/10/2015

Public Meeting #2 10/21/2015