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Jefferson Park
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information


Address: 3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle WA 98108

Special Announcement

This page is for phase two development of Jefferson Park. Please see the following web page for phase one which is funded mainly through the 2000 Pro Parks Levy and opened to the public in October 2010.

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.

The community celebrated the Jefferson Park Jubilee on Saturday July 14, 2012. The Jefferson Park Jubilee was a community organized day of music, art, food and family fun! Demonstrations of Kirikiti, skateboarding, lawn bowling and much more filled the park. For more detailed information visit Jefferson Park Jubilee or join the community celebration Facebook page Jefferson Park Jubilee on Facebook.

    We dedicated:
  • Jefferson Park expansion (completed 2011)
  • Jefferson Skatepark (completed 2012)
  • Jefferson Playfield (completed 2012)
  • Jefferson Park cherry tree planting (completed 2012)
  • Beacon Mountain and solar shelters (completed 2012)

3801 Beacon Ave S, Seattle WA 98108
$5,000,000 Parks and Green Spaces
Levy for further improvements to
Jefferson Park*
$1,000,000 Parks and Green Spaces
Levy for a skatepark
*$2,700,000 was advanced to the
Phase One project allowing us to
complete more, earlier.
Planning: The schedule will be
determined based on the timing of the

Project Description

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy funds the further implementation of the Jefferson Park Master Plan.

Parks held a meeting on December 1, 2009 at Jefferson Community Center. At this meeting Parks provided information and gathered public input on the design for the following aspects in the park:

Please see notes and description of projects below. For additional information on the skatepark please visit

Parks received good bids for Phase One work which allows for additional items to be integrated into Phase One work under the Pro Parks project. The priority worksheets helped Parks determine the possible additions for Phase One. For additional scope of items that will be pursued please visit Jefferson Park Skatepark Development

Phase Two: As a separate project (time line, 2009-2011) Parks will be looking at ways to improve Jefferson Play Field which will include synthetic turf and lighting.

Phase Three: Another separate project (time line, 2010-2011) will include the skateboard park (which has dedicated funding), basketball court, and possibly additional parking at the community center.

Beacon Mountain is a community initiated project that is funded in part by the Levy. It is intended to be an ecologically oriented playscape situated in the future Jefferson Park site. The Mountain is envisioned as a climbable collection of slopes and boulders with on-grade slides and a spraypark sprinkler for summer cooling and fun.

Seattle City Light will be providing funding to construct picnic shelters that have solar panels as rooftops. The proposed locations for the shelters are very close to what is shown in master plan. One location is adjacent to Beacon Mountain, and the other adjacent to the sportsmeadow/lid. At the sportsmeadow lid we are proposing to split it in half so that it faces the fields and can still have roofs that face south.

The solar energy would go into Seattle City Light's electric grid. As with all grid-tied energy sources, the electrons will be used by the nearest load (meaning it will help power the park's lights, and maybe the community center). Essentially, this means less energy from traditional sources brought in to meet the local demand.

Solar Shelters at Jefferson Park
Solar Shelters at Jefferson Park

See how much energy is being generated at this moment.

Jefferson Park Project Advisory Team
Beacon Mountain Committee Meeting 1/26/11

Jefferson Park Playfield is another park component that the Levy funds. The renovation includes creating a synthetic turf field with lighting. Schematic design has been approved by the user groups and parks. SDOT is currently reviewing a proposal for on-street parking adjacent to the playfield on 16th Ave. S. Construction Documents were submitted for permitting in 2010 with construction occurring in 2011. In March 2011, the project went to City Council for approval of the height of the light poles.

Community Participation

The Beacon Hill community participated in three planning meetings, held for the future developments at Jefferson Park, during the spring and summer 2010. They provided important input on the Jefferson Skatepark, Beacon Mountain and Jefferson Playfield. This input was used to shape the final schematic designs.

For additional information on the skatepark please visit

Community Meeting July 14, 2010

Community Meeting May 26, 2010 Community Meeting April 14, 2010 Community Meeting December 1, 2009 Community Meeting Information April 21, 2009

Please open the attachments below to find a rendering of Phase 1 with callouts of possible improvements for Phase 2, the a project information summary, park element descriptions, option cost and meeting notes and a summary of priority worksheets.

Parks accepted additional comments for 3 weeks after the meeting. The window for accepting comments is now closed.


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Updated October 27, 2015


Currently no project related public meetings or events are scheduled.

More Information

Andy Sheffer
800 Maynard Ave S,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134


Jefferson Park Skatepark

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