Your Voice, Your Choice

Updated: January 2, 2020

Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents decide how to spend a portion of the City's budget on small-scale park and street improvements. This program is a partnership between the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR).

DON leads the program, collects ideas, evaluates submittals, and hosts the voting process. Once votes are tallied, and projects awarded, SPR funds and implements the park improvement projects and SDOT funds and implements the small-scale street improvement projects.

You can learn more about DON's role on the DON Your Voice, Your Choice program webpage. SDOT's project implementation webpage will host all project updates (including SPR projects), selectable by Council District, for tracking the status of the winning projects. The status of SPR projects can also be followed from this webpage.

Projects

2019 Your Voice, Your Choice Projects
In 2019 Seattle Parks and Recreation initiated eleven projects which were part of the Your Voice, Your Choice program.

  • Beacon Hill Playfield Basketball Court - Improvements to basketball courts. In planning
    Please participate in this short survey for the court improvements. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BeaconHillbasketball
  • Delridge Community Center - Install new benches next to basketball court. Complete
  • Dr. Jose Rizal Park - Staircase to be replaced connecting upper bench area to orchard. Complete
  • Hing Hay Park - Maintenance projects to include kiosk and pavilion repair, painting, and potential other improvements contingent on budget. Hing Hay Park Improvements were the most popular of all the potential projects (including SDOT projects) in the entire city voted on in 2018. Design complete, in review by International Special Review District Board.
  • Judkins Park Improvements - Bench and path repair around the skatepark, and addition of trees. In design
  • Lincoln Park - Add benches throughout the park. Complete
  • Oxbow Park - Safety improvements including improved lighting. Complete
  • Puget Boulevard Commons Park (aka Cottage Grove Playground) - Play equipment refurbishment. In design, with construction in winter 2020.
    Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting on Monday, December 2 to learn about the project and offer input.
    Here are documents from the meeting. View coverage of the meeting in this West Seattle Blog article.
    Meeting Poster 12/2/2019
    Meeting Agenda 12/2/2019
    Meeting Presentation 12/2/2019
  • Roxhill Park - Bridge repair over wetlands. Design complete, will be repaired spring 2020 after the wet season.
  • Salmon Bay Park Benches - Add benches to west side of park. Complete
  • Seward Park - Trail and ADA improvements - In design

Previous Your Voice, Your Choice Projects

  • Cayton Corner Park - Added new sidewalk for tree protection. Complete
  • Judkins Park Dearborn Entrance Project - Restore and enhance entry to park. Complete