Building for the Future

These initiatives prepare for the future by developing new parks, acquiring new park land, or building new assets within parks. They include maintenance funding to keep the new parks clean, safe, and welcoming long after they're constructed. They also contain funding to activate connections between greenways and parks, and explore a new management and partnership model for downtown parks.

Building for the Future

Explore the Open Budget for Building for the Future projects

Performance Monitoring and Strategic Management

Develop a performance management system that will establish a baseline and ongoing performance dashboard and serve as the basis for an annual report to the community. Explore the Budget

Urban Parks Partnerships

Activate Hing Hay, Freeway, and Victor Steinbrueck parks with the help of community partners. Explore the Budget.

Activating and Connecting to Greenways

Collaborate with Seattle Department of Transportation to mark and activate greenways where they enter parks with signage, programming, seating for pedestrians, and other ideas. Explore the Budget and visit the Activating and Connecting Greenways project page.

Major Projects Challenge Fund

On December 15, Mayor Murray awarded funding for major projects at the Amy Yee Tennis Center and Kubota Garden.  The funding is from the Seattle Park District's Major Projects Challenge Fund, an initiative which leverages Park District funding with community-raised matching funds. The Fund awards are based on a recommendation from the Park District Oversight Committee and confirmed by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Superintendent Jesús Aguirre.  Read the entire news release on our Parkways blog.

Develop 14 New Parks and Land-Banked Sites

Smith Cove Park Development 

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Park Land Acquisition and Leverage Fund

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