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6th Ave NW Pocket Park (former Whittier Substation) Development
Pro Parks Project Information

NW corner of NW 76th Street and 6th Ave. NW

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On May 22, 2005 the 6th Avenue Pocket Park Association joined city and county officials to celebrate the dedication of the newest community space in this neighborhood.

Many families and children from the neighborhood had volunteered to make the park a reality, and they came to celebrate. Bob The Juggler entertained the kids, and there was live folk music for all ages.


Seattle Parks and Recreation
Planning and Development
800 Maynard Ave. S., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1336
Thank you Seattle. This Pro Parks project is now complete!

Construction is complete on this new park, which has been officially named "6th Avenue NW Pocket Park." The surplused City Light property was purchased by Seattle Parks and Recreation in August 2003 with Pro Parks Levy funds, and the adjacent property was purchased in September 2003. (See acquisition webpage.)

Design Development for the park (on both sites) was completed in the fall of 2003.
NW corner of NW 76th Street and 6th Ave. NW
The Pro Parks Levy provides $84,542 project costs of planning, design and construction. The Neighborhood Matching Fund provides $90,000 and the 6th Avenue Pocket Park Association will match this with cash, labor and in-kind donations.
Construction:Fall 2004


Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting

Contractor Pat McClure, volunteer Carol Cooper, and Parks project manager Pamela Kliment


Sidewalk Pavers
Project involves developing a piece of property at NW corner of NW 76th Street and 6th Avenue NW into a neighborhood park. See information about the acquisition of this site.

GGLO was selected as designer after a rigorous consultant selection process. GGLO's conceptual plan (see above) has evolved based on input from three community meetings. The plan includes a large lawn area, landscaping, universal accessibility, neighborhood gathering area and interactive features for children's play.

In addition, this project will have entry columns with tiles designed by renowned northwest artist Alden Mason. They are being fabricated by artist, Stephen McClelland. They are also designing and fabircating sidewalk pavers as well.
The community has spearheaded the development of this park via funding by the Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund. The Final, Approved, Conceptual Plan by the design consultant, GGLO.


2001 Neighborhood forms the 6th Avenue Pocket Park Association.
2001-2002 $10,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award for conceptual design of park.
2002 Public gatherings to encourage neighborhood participation and review of design alternatives.
'03 The 6th Avenue Pocket Park Association receives for Neighborhood Matching Fund award for $90,000 to add to Pro-Parks funding for development.


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