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Hubbard Homestead Park
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Project Information


Address: 11203 5th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125

Special Announcement

This page is for development of Hubbard Homestead Park (formerly known as the Northgate Urban Center). Please see the following website for planning and design information funded through  major maintenance dollars: Hubbard Homestead Major Maintenance Project

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
Seattle Parks and the Northgate Advisory Council hosted a community celebration on January 24, 2015. Activate Northgate celebrated the completion of the skatepark and the addition of exercise equipment. (See: Celebration Poster & Celebration Photos)

Seattle Parks awarded the construction contract to TS Sahli Construction for the new skatespot and installation of the drainage swale.

11203 5th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125
In 2008, $800,000 was allocated to start the planning and design process for this new park. In 2009, additional funding was added to complete phase one resulting in a total project amount of $4,000,000.
Construction: Summer 2014
Completion: Fall 2014

Project Description

The site was recommended for acquisition by the Northgate community when the 1993 Northgate Area Comprehensive Plan was prepared. It was further recommended in the Planning Commission’s Northgate Town Center Visioning Charette and the Northgate Open Space and Pedestrian Connections Draft Report of 2004.

In 2006, a purchase and sale agreement was negotiated with King County. The City made an initial payment in November 2006 and will make a second payment for the balance at closing which is estimated to be in April 2009.

This project converted an existing 3.73 acre park and ride facility to a new urban park. The park provides open space to serve existing and future residential development in the area. The new park will be connected to and integrated into the overall fabric of the community.

In 2008 Parks hired Mithun as landscape architect and prime consultant. The firm led an extensive public outreach process, including a Cultural Audit™ that gathered information directly from people in the neighborhood about their interest in creating a new green heart for the Northgate community. The final scope of the project was developed by the community at three public meetings and six Project Advisory Team meetings.

Funding for development of the project became available after the Parks and Green Spaces Levy passed. Specialized Landscaping Inc. of Tacoma began construction in November 2009 and the community celebrated the opening of the park in April 2011.

An artist selection process resulted in the artist team of Haddad-Drugan. The art element highlights the former spring on the site. It is a carved boulder through which water flows. The water begins at the source stone and moves through the runnel to the other end of the park where it is filtered prior to entering the Thornton Creek Watershed.

Community Participation

Public Advisory Team (PAT) Meetings

Public Meetings

Important Links

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Updated September 29, 2015


Currently no events are scheduled.

More Information

Toby Ressler
800 Maynard Ave S,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Skatepark Opening Event Photos
Skatepark Opening Event Photos
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Skatespot Construction
Skatespot Construction

Opening Event Presentation Boards
Opening Event Presentation Boards
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Skatespot Concept Model
Skatespot Concept Model
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Skatespot Concepts
Skatespot Concepts
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Spring Source Stone
Spring Source Stone

Spring Source Stone Drawing
Source Stone Drawing
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Revised Wet Meadow
Revised Wet Meadow

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day

Opening Day
Opening Celebration Photos

Hubbard Homestead Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking Day

Hubbard Homestead Site Plan
Site Plan
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