West Seattle Reservoir at
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Location: 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106
The work in the park is all but complete. The fencing will remain up until the turf becomes established. Thank you for your patience! We're planning a fun celebration for mid-July to welcome the community to the new park!
Seattle Public Utilities(SPU) completed the work on the interior of the reservoir in early March as anticipated. Mid-Mountain Contractors returned to the site in mid-March and will work until completion. It's anticipated that they will finish the work by the end of May. The freshly seeded turf will need some time to grow before the full park can be open for use. We'll keep a close eye on the establishment of the turf and open the park as soon as possible.
The project is nearly complete. The fencing will remain up to allow the turf to establish. SPU has a repair project inside the reservoir and they are using the north end of the site for access and staging. Their work will be complete in March. At that time, Parks will complete the park improvements at the north end.
The contractor is moving full force ahead with the construction of the park. The focus began on the play area and within the interior of the park. Next, the contractor will focus work on the western side and complete the parking lot and street improvements along 8th Ave. SW and Trenton SW. Feel free to peek through the fence and view the changes as the park comes to life!
Mid-Mountain Contractors have been awarded the construction contract. Notice to proceed was given in February. In order to avoid the rainy season, the contractor requested mobilizing on site in May. Construction will continue through the summer months.
The Parks and Green Spaces Oversight Committee approved an additional $421,000 in funding to pay for street improvements required by DPD as part of project permitting.
These include sidewalk, curb and gutter along the south side of SW Cloverdale St from 8th Ave SW to the new park entry east of 7th Ave SW and a sidewalk along the east side of 8th Ave SW between SW Cloverdale St and SW Trenton St.
Design Development drawings were reviewed by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in February 2012, and Parks and Site Workshop set direction for addressing their specific concerns.
The revised project schedule is to complete construction documents in September 2012, and to start construction in March 2013. In the meantime, SPU has opened the site for public access. The public is welcome to enjoy the site for passive recreation, subject to park rules.
Park improvements funded by this project include pathways, parking lot, restrooms, a relocated play area, and landscaping. In addition, Department of Neighborhoods will be constructing the P-Patch in Westcrest Park featured in our schematic design. This feature is funded by the community garden funding included in the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.
9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy adjusted budget (Nov 2011) provides $3,455,00 million for planning, design, and construction.
Planning: November 2009 - October 2010
Design: November 2010 - September 2013
Construction: Winter 2014 - Spring 2015
Completion: Spring 2015
This project develops an overall site plan and implements improvements to transform the 20 acres of open space on the reservoir lid into a new neighborhood park and gathering space for southwest Seattle. The project will include artwork commissioned with 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy and SPU 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Seattle Public Utilities(SPU) is replacing its open reservoirs with underground structures that will improve the quality and security of our water supply and provide new public open spaces on reservoir lids throughout Seattle.
Lid construction was completed in 2011 by Seattle Public Utilities with park construction anticipated to start in 2012.
View photos of the reservoir construction by Vantage Point Photography.
Public Meeting #1 12/03/09
Public Meeting #2 02/06/10
Public Meeting #3 04/24/10
Public Meeting #4 06/26/10
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June 2, 2015