Seattle Parks and Recreation Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
  Parks   Centers & Pools Activities Reservations & Permits Projects & Planning A - Z Index
Parks Legacy Plan
Natural Area Greenbelt Use
Seattle Park District
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Opportunity Fund
Oversight Committee
Pro Parks Levy
Community Center Levy
Major Maintenance
Neighborhood Matching Fund
Sustainable Building & Development
City-Wide Planning Documents
Plans for Individual Parks
Parks Standards
Policies and Agreements
Requests for Proposals
Requests for Qualifications
Board of Park Commissioners
Seattle Parks Foundation
Seattle Conservation Corps
Parks Preservation Work Group
Seattle Parks and Recreation

Kirke Park
(Formerly 9th Ave NW Park)
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Development Project Information


Location: 7028 9th Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98117

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
The Friends of Kirke Park along with the entire neighborhood celebrated the completion of this project on August 11, 2012 with music, family fun and a ribbon cutting.

A plan is attached that shows the overall layout of the park.

This site was purchased with 2000 Pro Parks Levy funds and now, as a result of the 2008 Parks & Greens Spaces Levy there is funding to develop this site into a brand new park.

The public process involved three community meetings to guide and inform the design. The community preferred design provides a community garden at the north end, a sitting wall enclosed space to recall an old building foundation, an open lawn, the "sledding hill" and a small play area at the south end. There is a planted buffer along the back edge with trail for unstructured play. Additionally, the Parks and Green Spaces Levy contributed to the funding of the new P-Patch in the park.

7028 9th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates
$800,000 for planning, design and
Planning: Completed
Design: Completed
Construction: Spring/Summer 2012
Completion: Summer 2012

Project Description

The park was named Kirke which means church in Norwegian. This name pays tribute to both the Norwegian heritage of the neighborhood and the history of the site. This site was home to the Church of Seventh Elect in Spiritual Israel for more than 90 years.

Community Participation

View the Historic and Cultural Resources Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. prepared by The Johnson Partnership in April 2008.

The Friends of 9th Avenue NW Park history committee has been researching the history of the park property which was originally owned by the Seventh Elect Church in Israel. This research You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. updates some information found in the earlier Historical and Cultural Resources Report.

The Friends of 9th Avenue NW did this informal survey You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. in 2008.

For more information or to get involved with the neighborhood group, Friends of 9th Avenue NW,
please contact

Public Meeting #1 11/19/2009

Public Meeting #2 12/17/2009

Public Meeting #3 1/28/2010

Important Links

*Note: To view a PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it for free at

Updated December 9, 2015


There are no events scheduled at this time.

For More Information

Kelly Goold
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134-1336

Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration Photos

Final Plans (17mb)
Final Plans (17mb)
You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Concept Plan
Concept Plan
You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Select an image to enlarge
 Home | Partnerships | Park Board | Volunteer | FAQ | Parkways Parkways Icon | Facebook Facebook Icon | @SeattleParks Twitter Icon | Flickr Flickr Icon