First Hill Park Redesign

Updated: September 13, 2018

Fall 2018

The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) is working to secure funding to complete this important gathering place in the middle of a busy First Hill neighborhood.

The First Hill Park design development phase is complete. Download the design.

Thank you to all who attended the February 2017 meeting to update the neighborhood on the project, discuss the trees that were removed because of ill health and present the new design. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation's arborist prepared a report that outlines the removal of trees that were in ill health and identified which could be pruned in order to reduce strain. The arborist will be at the public meeting to answer questions. The new design is being prepared and will not include these trees.
Download the arborist report.


First Hill Park, Minor Ave & University St, 98101


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


Design complete fall 2016

Project Description

This project aims to envision, research, enhance, and design a new future for First Hill Park. The process is to be based in an understanding of the community's desires and needs, with the ultimate goal of implementing a design with the most positive impact for the greatest number of people.

FHIA, and our partners at SiteWorkshop, will work with the Parks and Recreation Department and the surrounding community to perform a community engagement and outreach plan which ultimately produces enhancements to the amenities and design of First Hill park. The schematic proposal will be reviewed and adopted by the community and the Parks Department throughout the process, and constructed in the mid-term.

Our vision is to make First Hill Park a vibrant, welcoming, and safe open space in our neighborhood where people of all ages and abilities can relax and play and which increases public safety, contributes to neighborhood wellness and connectivity, and builds community.

Community Participation

Additional Information Contact:
Alex Hudson - First Hill Improvement Association Director

Public Meetings
#1: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
#2: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
#3: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Download the meetings mailer