Bhy Kracke Park Improvements

Updated: November 21, 2017

Fall 2017

The project experienced minor delays as Seattle Parks and Recreation worked to allocate additional funding and finalize permitting. We anticipate going out to bid this winter with construction to begin in late March 2018. The scope of work includes installation of pipe pile retaining walls at the pathway behind the play area. Two additives to the project include arbor work (additional pipe pile wall behind the arbor, modifications to the arbor to remove the northern bay), and removal of the secondary switchback pathway at the lower garden with vegetation restoration.

During construction, the contractor will need to close the play area, the lawn adjacent to the play area, the pathways behind the play area, and the pathway behind the arbor. Should additive #2 be accepted, the pathway behind the arbor will be permanently closed. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 


Bhy Kracke Park, 1215 5th Ave N, 98109


The Seattle Parks District Major Maintenance Funding provides $490,642 in funding for this project.

See the budget for this project on our Open Budget website


Planning and Design: Fall 2015 to Fall 2017
Bidding: Winter 2018
Construction: Spring-Summer 2018
Completion: Summer 2018

Project Description

Project improvements include the installation of new retaining walls and pathway widening, pathway removals, and plant restoration.

Public Meeting

September 7, 2016 Meeting