About

Read more about this Park project that is currently under construction.

This park in development in Portage Bay has now been named Fritz Hedges Waterway Park. Fredrick "Fritz" Hedges was a long-term Seattle Parks and Recreation professional, last serving as the Director of Policy, Planning and Evaluation. Fritz dedicated his life to the idea that parks and recreation are vital components of urban life for all residents. The park will include historical elements, water access for people and hand-carried boats, shoreline restoration, open lawn space for passive recreation, and opportunities for interpretation and education. The project also includes cleanup of site contamination, building demolition, potential partial re-use of building elements, shoreline enhancement and right-of-way improvements. SPR recently awarded the construction contract to Orion Marine. We anticipate the park will be completed in 2019. 

The goal for the project is to design a park that provides shoreline/water-related experiences for all ages and abilities.