Victor Steinbrueck Park

Updated: August 6, 2020

2020 - Project On Hold

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the City of Seattle are experiencing significant losses in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project is on hold pending budget review. More information to come and will be posted on this website.

We received the Certificate of Approval to the Pike Place Market Historic Commission for the proposed improvements in September 2019. See the presentation with the design, site features and furnishings.

Renovations include complete removal of park features to allow for the replacement of waterproofing membrane over the parking garage. New improvements to the park design include public safety design elements, seating, circulation, lighting, and inclusion of Coast Salish map, text and patterns in features of the park. 


Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave (North end of Pike Place Market)


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.6 million dollars to this project.
Plus, additional funding from City budget to replace membrane.

Schedule - On Hold

Planning: Fall – Winter 2015
Design: 2016 – Spring 2018
Construction: On Hold

Project Description

As included in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy language improvements to the park will include improvements to public safety including but not limited to improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children's play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping subject to the following:

  1. The Council determines whether the project is needed after it has evaluated how well the removal of the automated public toilet, installation and operations of surveillance cameras, and increased policing address public safety issues in and around the Park.
  2. If Council determines the project should proceed, the Department of Parks and Recreation will conduct a project design process with broad public outreach and submit a project design to the Council for its review and approval prior to appropriation of levy funds for construction.

Community Participation