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Woodland Park Zoo Seattle
Sensory Garden Development
Project Information


Location: Woodland Park Zoo, 700 N 50th Street, 98108

Project Status

Summer 2016
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is contracting with Fischer Bouma Partnership and Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology to move this Opportunity Fund project forward. We are working on finalizing the construction documents to put this project out to bid out in early summer 2016.

Thank you to all who attended the public meetings. Documents and presentations from the meetings can be found below.

Woodland Park Zoo, 700 N 50th Street, 98108
The Opportunity Fund allocates $750,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project.
Planning: Spring 2015
Design: Spring - Winter 2015
Construction: Late Summer 2016
Completion: Winter 2016

Project Description

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 the SPR public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal SPR process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Develop a five senses garden by adding enhanced sight, touch and smell elements with the intent to increase accessibility and providing a welcoming atmosphere and experience for all. The Seattle Sensory Garden is an expansion of the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden on 1.3 acres of existing Zoo property.

Community Participation

Meetings Poster

Public Meeting #1  9/10/2015

Public Meeting #2  10/21/2015

Important Links

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Updated June 30, 2016


Currently no project related public meetings or events are scheduled.

For More Information

Jay Rood
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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Sensory Garden Site Plan
Sensory Garden Site Plan
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