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About

Picnic tables and benches on asphalt give a narrow view of the Olympics, while an exciting play area nearly empties the nearby apartments of kids in the evenings. Older kids flock to the nearby basketball pavilion in fair weather. East of the apartment complex, a large grassy area has six picnic tables, each with a barbecue stand and shady trees, plus lots of room to run around in an open field. (Excerpt from "Enjoying Seattle's Parks" by Brandt Morgan)

Pratt Park was first purchased by the City in 1958 as part of the grounds for Washington Junior High School. In 1966 it became the site for a park and low-income housing project. The park was named after Edwin T. Pratt in 1976. Pratt was a community leader and a founder of the Central Area Motivation Program and the Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center. Pratt was assassinated in the doorway of his own home in 1969.

Current Projects

Pratt Fine Art Center Roof Replacement

The Pratt Fine Arts Center roof is past its serviceable life, leaking and in need of replacement. Together with Osborn Architecture and Lund/Opsahl engineering we conducted an assessment of the roof and structural conditions of the building in 2020 and 2021. The building is in need of a number of improvements. A proposed phased approach was developed to address immediate needs first. This includes the roof and limited structural improvements. The additional phases will include seismic improvements. Pratt Fine Arts Center, in accordance with their lease, is responsible for interior improvements and will address ADA barriers.

Budget

The budget for planning, Design and Construction to replace the roof is $650,000.

Project Schedule

Construction: June - September 2023
Completion: October 2023

Contact

Zain Aldahlaki at: Zain.Aldahlaki@seattle.gov

Pratt Park Spraypark Renovation

This project repairs and replaces the surface at the water play feature and installs a recirculating system. The focus is to improve water conservation, safety and water play value at this park.

Spraypark

Will open for 2022 summer season

Have your picnic here!

This park has reservable picnic areas. Visit our picnic reservations page for more information on how to have your event here.