Be'er Sheva Park Improvements

Updated: September 12, 2019

Summer/Fall 2019

Currently, Seattle Parks and Recreation is reviewing the construction documents. 

The schematic design is complete. In September 2018 the Rainier Beach Link2Lake Open Space Steering Committee applied for more Neighborhood Matching funds to complete the construction documents for the new Be'er Sheva Park. Fundraising is ongoing to fund the park construction.

After the completion of the schematic plan a party was held at the park. To clarify the design the landscape architect marked future elements on the ground and then walked groups of people around the site while pointing out the locations on the plan. This helped people understand what they were looking at.

August 2018 architect site walkaround

August 2018 architect site walkaround

Thank you for sharing your ideas and helping shape the future of Be'er Sheva Park in Rainier Beach at the three public meetings presented by Rainier Beach Link to Lake. Presentations and other documents from the meetings are located below.

Location

Be'er Sheva Park, 8650 55th Ave S, 98118

Budget

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) provided $49,700 for planning and design.
A second NMF award of 83,300 to complete construction documents.
The project committee will continue neighborhood engagement and raise funds for the 1.8-million-dollar project.

Schedule

Design Process: Spring 2018
Schematic Design Completion: Summer 2018

The design development phase has begun and will be complete by May 2019.
Construction documents will be prepared and the project ready to be bid by December 31, 2019.
Construction schedule is dependent on fundraising.

Project Description

Create a schematic design for improvements at Be'er Sheva Park. Possible improvements to the park's lakeside end of the S. Henderson Street corridor include: greater shoreline access, walkways, and art installations. The Steering Committee hired SiteWorkshop Landscape Architecture to facilitate the community engagement process, develop the schematic design and investigate feasibility and permitting requirements.

Community Participation

Download the meetings information post card and map here

Schematic Design Report - July 2018

Public Meeting #1  3/3/2018

Public Meeting #2  4/21/2018

Public Meeting #3  6/2/2018

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