Colman Park West Slope Restoration

Updated: September 13, 2018

Fall 2018

The Neighborhood Matching Fund project is complete. Any future work will be coordinated with the Green Seattle Partnership. Contact Patti (Patricia) Bakker at 206-233-5019 or for more information.

This project is the result of cooperation among the Friends of Colman Park Vista, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. We invite input from all community neighbors. Your work in support of this project and in getting the word out to friends and neighbors will assist Friends of Colman Park Vista in restoring a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Friends of Colman Park Vista, a group of community members, envisions replacing shoots and suckers growing from previously topped trees with low-growing native trees and shrubs. This will invite entry into the park from the existing access points and provide an inspiring vista to pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and passengers along the streetscape.

View the Arborist Report and Geotechnical Report prepared as part of the project.


Colman Park, 31st Ave S & S Holgate St, 98144


$25,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple grant for schematic design


To be determined

Project Description

Restore the slope at the west edge of Colman Park to the historic design planned by the Olmsted Brothers. This first phase of the project will include an assessment of the slope, gathering of community input, and the development of a long-range Vegetation Management Plan.

Community Participation

Public Meeting/Workshop #1  5/10/2016

Public Meeting/Workshop #2  6/6/2016

Comments Received After Meeting #2

Additional Information Contact

Pamela Kliment
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Planner