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International Children's Park
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information


Location: 700 S Lane Street

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! The construction of this park is complete.

The Friends of the International Children's Park (FICP) worked with Parks, the community and Karen Kiest Landscape Architects to complete the design for the renovated park. W.S. Contractors began construction on the park in September 2011. The park opening celebration was on March 3, 2012.

During this project, Parks re-claimed a lost section of the park which was being encroached on and turned it into a garden to be programmed by the IDCCC.

The bronze dragon was restored by Gerry Tsutakawa who is the original artist of the piece. Stuart Nakamura added three playful metal sculptures to the park.

This project started as a Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund project and moved forward with funding from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Historic South Downtown, King County Youth Sports Facility Grant and various donations form generous community members.

700 S Lane Street
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $500,000.
Planning: Complete
Design: Complete
Construction: Complete
Completion: Complete

Project Description

Some main goals of the renovation project are to improve visibility and provide the ability to hold more programming, thereby enhancing safety at the park. There will be multigenerational uses so the park can be enjoyed by both adults and youths.

The Friends of the International Children's Park received a Neighborhood Matching Fund to hire a designer and take the project through schematic design. They have offered much project support in way of facilitating community input and continue to fundraise for the project.

The community contracted with landscape architect Karen Kiest and the artist Stuart Nakamura. Together they have developed a beautiful yet functional design for the park.

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Updated August 29, 2012


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For More Information

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

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Our Second Home
Our Second Home

A video by two friends of International Children's Park
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