Maintaining Parks and Facilities

These initiatives fund day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, improve park safety by increasing enforcement of leash and scoop laws, and improve dog off-leash areas and p-patches.

Associated Projects

Rejuvenate Our P-Patches

Fund the renewal of existing P-Patch gardens, update aging garden infrastructure, increase accessibility, and expand essential services. This initiative fosters community building and recognizes both the importance of P-Patches as community spaces and the support needed to sustain them for everyone, including underserved and underrepresented communities. Visit the Rejuvenate Our P-Patches page and Explore the budget.

Improve Off-Leash Areas

Download the Draft Plan

Improve existing off-leash areas through increased maintenance and updates to aging infrastructure. Visit the People, Dogs, and Parks Strategic Plan page and Explore the budget.

Provide Clean, Safe, Welcoming Parks

Improve parks grounds maintenance, landscaping, and tree work by adding a third tree crew to protect the long-term health of park trees; Increasing support of Seattle conservation Corps; doubling weekly cleanings of comfort stations during peak season at 41 locations. Explore the budget.

Increase Preventative Maintenance

New third shift crew of journey-level trades positions to maintain recreation facilities at night 24 facilities move from 5-7 year cycle of visits to a 2-year cycle. Fewer 2-3 week closures. Explore the budget.

Make Parks Safer

One maintenance worker and one humane animal control officer. Explore the budget.