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Cayton Corner Park
(Formerly 19th and Madison)
Project Information


Location: 1831 E Madison St

Project Status

March 2015
The consultant and the community group are working with Parks to complete the design development phase. This phase is based on the schematic design. Details such as path grades, dimensions and plant types will be refined.

The site has some challenges for the designer. It is steep and is next to E. Madison Street, an arterial.  There is a beautiful large tree that is erupting into the sidewalk; the tree will remain in the project.

Parks and the community hope that the people who use the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center next door will enjoy the new park. To this end a meeting took place to discuss the future park with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have communication disorders. At this meeting, the consultant, the community and Parks learned what features will make the park the most desirable..

Additionally, there will be a public meeting (not yet scheduled) to update the neighborhood.

In April of 2014 the Friends of Cayton Corner received another Neighborhood Matching Fund award for $25,000 to complete design development of the new park at 19th and Madison. Currently, the “Friends” is doing outreach in order to increase their capacity. They are also reviewing the next contract with Jim Brennan and Associates.

This builds upon the $25,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award received in December 2013 to complete a schematic design for the park. The Friends of (what was called then) 19th and Madison Park used their NMF award to hire J.A. Brennan and Carolyn Law to complete a schematic design and a preliminary cost estimate for the park. This work was completed and the Design Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. attached.

This site was acquired with the condition that the maintenance of any development be performed by community members. SeattleWorks will work with Parks and the community to do this. Tomilyn Rupert represents SeattleWorks ("Do Something"), the organization that will be organizing monthly maintenance work parties for this site. The Friends of 19th and Madison conducted a neighborhood survey and received 171 responses. Check out their website below to find out when the steering committees are held; please feel free to join in!

This Parks and Green Spaces Opportunity Fund acquisition is complete. Parks staff completed the acquisition of the 4,500 square foot, triangular-shaped lot on April 29, 2011. A consortium of neighborhood organizations will work with Seattle Parks on planning, design and construction of the new park.

1831 E Madison St
$15,300 Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Fund
Planning: 2012
Design: 2013 - 2014
Construction: To be determined (TBD)
Completion: (TBD)

Project Description

The intent of this Opportunity Fund project was to acquire a open space for the neighborhood. The future goal is to create a beautiful, tranquil green oasis in an urban setting, to include a sensory garden for people with disabilities and a community gathering space on what is currently a vacant lot.

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.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  3/5/2013

Public Meeting #2  3/27/2013

Important Links

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Updated March 18, 2015


Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Pamela Kliment
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

LOVE PARKS! You can make a tax deductible donation to this park through the Seattle Parks Foundation.

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Tree to be Retained
Tree to be Retained

Schematic Package
Design Report
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2013 Night Out Photos
2013 Night Out Photos
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