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Lewis Park
Project Information


Location: 1120 15th Avenue South, 98144 (North Beacon Hill)

Project Status

Spring/Summer 2014
At the April 29 public meeting Parks discussed the upcoming Parks and Green Spaces Levy project and process. Mark Hafs, from Hafs Epstein Landscape Architects gave an update on the project with a follow up question and answer session. Presentation drawings from the meeting can be found below.

The Friends of Lewis Park selected Hafs Epstein to be the consultant for the design of the Park. The work was funded with Neighborhood Matching Funds (NMF). The goal of the project was to add access trails and gathering spaces to the park (located across the street from the Pacific Medical Center). After three public meetings and many conversations with the public and Parks, a concept plan has been prepared.

The Friends of Lewis Park have a current NMF award to conduct a survey, prepare more specific geotechnical work and prepare permit drawings.

1120 15th Avenue South, 98144 (North Beacon Hill)
The second round of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund allocates $700,000 for this project.
Planning: 2012
Design: 2012-2013

Project Description

The goal is to restore the habitat of Lewis Park, foster long term community stewardship and bring in people from all different backgrounds to enjoy it. This project will continue the habitat restoration, provide access via trails and create areas for educational programming.

There have been four community Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) projects and two Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund projects.

  • Phase One (NMF): The Friends of Lewis Park (FoLP) hired a geotechnical engineer (Terra Associates) to study the land to prepare for future volunteer and professional work.
  • Phase Two (NMF): This award funded volunteer restoration and professional restoration of relatively accessible areas.
  • Parks & Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund (2009/2010) Reforestation Project: Restore the steep slope area of the urban forest at Lewis Park which includes the removal of invasive plants and the planting and care of native plants and trees. This was a very large project and revealed much land that will be used in the planning phase.
  • Phase Three (NMF): The FoLP hired a consultant to work with neighborhood, committee, and Parks to create a design that will guide future work in the park. It includes restoration, educational areas, and other ways to bring people into the neighborhood forest.
  • Phase Four (NMF): The consultant will manage getting permits, survey and preliminary engineer work.
  • Parks & Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund (2012/2013) Natural Area Restoration Project: This project was selected for the second 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  11/27/2012

Public Meeting #2  1/29/2013

Public Meeting #3  3/19/2013

Public Meeting 4/29/2014

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Updated May 27, 2014


Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Garrett Farrell
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Public Meeting Photos April 29, 2014
Public Meeting Photos April 29, 2014
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Final Concept Plan
Final Concept Plan
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1st Design Meeting
1st Design Meeting
1st Design Meeting
Photos from 1st Design Meeting

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