48th and Charlestown Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: September 12, 2019

Summer/Fall 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Osborn Consulting worked with the community on the design for the new park, which will provide a "neighborhood green" for the people of all ages to meet, eat, play, and celebrate. The design includes an oval lawn surrounded by a loop path with arching seat walls, imaginative and active play for young children, picnic areas, and a small stage. Native and drought-tolerant plants will express the natural history of this area, and trees will frame the park and provide shade. The new park will be completed in 2021.

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 9 open house to learn about this park development and provide input! Meeting notes and the preferred design that was displayed are attached below in the Community Participation section.

Have an idea for what to name the park? Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by Friday, October 18, 2019, and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found here

Please send name suggestions to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, or by e-mail to paula.hoff@seattle.gov. The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre, who will make the final decision.

Thanks also to everyone who came and participated in the design discussion on April 30. We appreciate all your input on the three design concepts. For those of you who were unable to attend please see concepts and meeting notes below. And thank you to those who participated in Public Meeting #1 on February 24, 2019. The input received informed the overall design for the park. 

Location     

4801 SW Charlestown St. Seattle, WA 98116   

Budget

The Seattle Park District provides $1,273,388.00 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park. 

The site was purchased in 2014 using King County Conservation Futures funding. This funding requires that use is restricted to low impact, passive recreation and impervious surfacing shall be limited to 15% or less.    

Schedule

Planning: 2018
Design: 2019
Construction: Fall 2020 
Completion: Spring 2021

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .33 acres in 2014 to provide the community access to open space within identified gaps across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park. This parcel will not be accessible during construction.

Community Participation

Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your new park space.

Public Meeting/Open House 2/24/2019

Public Meeting April 30, 2019

Public Meeting/Input Opportunity 7/9/2019