Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center ADA Improvements

Updated: April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is proposing to make ADA improvements at the Environmental Learning Center. This project corrects approximately 160 documented barriers to accessibility on the Seattle Barrier Removal Schedule. All work will occur within the existing developed trail footprint. No trees and/or native vegetation will be disturbed; lawn and planting areas that are disturbed during construction will be restored once construction is completed.

During construction Visitor Center/Environmental Learning Center, main parking area, kiosk area, and trails to the tennis courts and play field will be closed. A portion of Tennessee Street will be temporary closed during paving improvements near the play area.

Location

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, 98199

Budget

Construction Budget: $970,000

Schedule

Design: January 2020 - July 2021
Bidding: August - September 2021
Construction: September 2021 - April 2022

Project Description

This project corrects approximately 160 documented barriers to accessibility on the Seattle Barrier Removal Schedule. The project includes:

  • Accessible parking stalls and accessible bus load and unload zone
  • Accessible pathways from parking area to the visitor center, ELC, amphitheater, tennis courts, playground, entry kiosk, and trail system
  • A new infiltrating bio-retention pond
  • Miscellaneous interior improvements to remove ADA barriers at toilet rooms, kitchen, classrooms, etc.

All work will occur within the existing developed trail footprint. No trees and/or native vegetation will be disturbed; lawn and planting areas that are disturbed during construction will be restored once construction is completed.

Anticipated Site Impact

Visitor Center/Environmental Learning Center, main parking area, kiosk area, and trails to the tennis courts and play field will be closed to the public during construction. A portion of Tennessee Street will be temporary closed during paving improvements near the play area.