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Bitter Lake Reservoir Park Enhancements
Project Information


Location: Linden Avenue North and North 143rd Street

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
Parks opened the play area for neighborhood enjoyment in early January 2013. The new P-patch installed by Conservation Corps along with the adjacent play area will bring new life and positive energy to this community.

The new play area project features exciting new play equipment and plantings around the sculpture. It meets current ADA accessibility and safety standards. Most importantly, it provides a safe and fun environment for the community to gather and play.

The play area sits next to a Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Parks and Green Spaces Levy funded P-Patch project built by Seattle Conservation Corps in coordination with DON and community volunteers. Please contact Laura Raymond for more details, 206-615-1787, and visit the DON P-Patch Community Gardens website.

The partnership of Seattle Parks Foundation, MOMentum, and the Trust for Public Land along with Seattle Parks installed a “Fitness Zone” fall 2013. This outdoor, free gym consists of four new pieces of high-quality adult exercise equipment: Free Runner Station, Flex Trainer Station, Leg Lift Station and Sit-Up Bench Station. A dedication celebration for this addition took place on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Please see the meeting comments and presentation boards below for more information.

Linden Avenue North and North 143rd Street
The Opportunity Fund allocates $287,000 for planning, design and construction of this project.

Source: 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund Ord. #122749
2011 Council Bill # 117122
Planning: Complete
Design: Complete
Construction: September 2012 November 2012
Completion: December 2012

Project Description

This project was selected for the first round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application receivedYou will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

The overarching goal for this project is to provide a park-like atmosphere and useable amenities for the estimated 3,000+ residents living in apartments and condominiums near the Bitter Lake Reservoir.

The current funding allows for a new children's play area and a new P-patch near the existing plaza.

Community Participation

Public Meeting 7/23/11

Public Meeting 9/28/11

Important Links

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Updated September 29, 2015


Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Fitness Zone Celebration Photos
Fitness Zone Celebration Photos
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Schematic Site Plan
Schematic Site Plan
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Meeting 2 Presentation Boards
Meeting 2 Presentation Boards
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Existing Plaza
Existing Plaza

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