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Morgan Junction Park Development
Pro Parks Project Information

Northwest Corner of California Ave. SW and SW Beveridge Pl.

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Park Opening
Saturday June 13, 2009 as part of the annual Morgan Festival.
10 - 11 a.m. official ribbon cutting followed by the Morgan Junction Community Festival that lasts until 6 p.m.


Virginia Hassinger, Project Planner
800 Maynard Ave. S., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134

The final schematic design plan, approved by Parks on February 19, 2008.

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May 2009

Construction is complete! The official park opening celebration is June 13, 2009, however, the community has been enjoying the new neighborhood gathering space since the fences came down in April.

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has replaced the sidewalk and curb adjacent to the park. Parks will be finalizing the integration of the sidewalk along Eddy Street with the park. Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs (Arts) collaborated with SDOT on a sidewalk project. Arts installed an interactive sidewalk chalk gallery, featuring low profile gallery style frames stamped into the concrete. The paving within the park incorporates a much simpler frame pattern in the concrete scoring, which is also suitable for chalk art.

The design features a piazza-like space with green edges, a U-shaped public gathering space with seating, a central lawn and a specimen tree located on a prominent corner of the property.

Northwest Corner of California Ave. SW and SW Beveridge Pl.
The Pro Parks Levy originally provided $367,000 project costs for planning, design and construction. The project has revieved additional funding from the 2000 Levy, for a total budget of $480,104.
Planning: Spring 2007.
Design: Winter 2007 - Autumn 2008
Construction: Winter 2008
Completion: Spring 2009


This project, part of the 2000 Parks Levy, develops a newly acquired property located at the northwest corner of California Ave SW and SW Beveridge Pl. into a new park or plaza. Originally the Levy named Morgan Substation as the likely purchase however, the owner of this site, City Light, decided that the location was required for providing electrical utility service for the foreseeable future. Parks then pursued the purchase of this new property, which was a former Monorail acquisition.

The Parks Naming Committee named the park Morgan Junction Park in May 2009 after receiving 17 nominations from the community.


Public Meeting #1 03/14/07

Public Meeting #2 1/15/08

Public Meeting #3 3/12/08


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Updated  3/17/2009 11:20 
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