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Nantes Park Development
(formerly Alki Substation-1)
Pro Parks Project Information

5062 SW Admiral Way

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In April 2005 this new park was named "Nantes Park."

Dedication of Nantes Park

Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.

Nantes Park, 5062 SW Admiral Way

A delegation from the city of Nantes, France, will join us to celebrate the completion and naming of this new park in West Seattle. Seattle and Nantes have had a Sister City relationship for 25 years. Representatives from Nantes are here in Seattle to celebrate this long-time friendship with us.

Nantes is Seattle's sister city on the Atlantic coast of France. The park name, endorsed by the Nantes Sister City Association, continues the tradition of naming parks after sister cities, including Tashkent Park, Beer Sheva Park and Kobe Park.

Please join Alki neighbors, the City and members of the Nantes delegation as we dedicate the newest park in West Seattle, the former Alki Substation. Seattle Parks purchased the former City Light Substation in 2003. In cooperation with the community, Parks developed the site into a beautiful in-City nook with plants to attract butterflies, a contemplative garden walk and shaded sitting stones. The Pro Parks Levy funded both the acquisition and development of this new park.

At the party on Saturday morning, we'll enjoy music from the Shango Blues Band. The band is from Nantes and will participate in Seattle Center's Festal. (You won't want to miss this group!) We'll also have some light refreshments and coffee, as well as an official ribbon cutting.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!


Kim Baldwin, Landscape Architect
800 Maynard Avenue South, 3rd floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
Thank you, Seattle.
This Pro Parks project is complete!

The park is complete and the new plants and lawn are establishing. Please take care to stay on the paths so the turf can grow strong roots!
5062 SW Admiral Way
The Pro Parks Levy provides $127,844 project costs of planning, design and construction.
Planning: Summer 2003
Design: Winter 2003-2004
Construction: Summer - Fall 2004
Completion: Winter 2004


The Pro Parks Levy states, "Develop passive open space at the abandoned City Light Substation on Admiral Way South West near Garlough Avenue South West."



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