A. B. Ernst Park Addition

Updated: March 4, 2021

2020 - Project Suspended

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the City of Seattle are experiencing significant losses in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the summer of 2020, Seattle Parks and Recreation had to suspend capital project work and we were forced to suspend this project along with many others. The decision to suspend these projects is based on reviewing the projects through the lens of equity, health and safety, and whether or not they support an essential function. We are thankful to the community for their partnership and for their understanding. We will work to secure funding in future budget cycles.


719 N 35th St Addition to A. B. Ernst Park, 723 N 35th St, 98103


Seattle Park District provides $750,000 for planning, design and construction.


Project Suspended

Project Description

In December 2010, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) purchased the vacant .10-acre lot immediately west of the park. Subsequently, SPR and the design team worked with the community to integrate the park addition and develop both design and accessibility upgrades.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process. With input from the community the design below was developed and includes a small slide, pathway, gathering area, landscaping and irrigation. View the design with proposed play elements here.

Thumbnail image of A.B.Ernst Site Plan which links to PDF file of same
A. B. Ernst Site Plan

Community Participation

Open House and Input Opportunity 6/26/2016

Public Meeting 8/16/2016

 Public Meeting and Open House 10/24/2016