Greenwood-Phinney Park Development

Updated: February 22, 2017

Early 2017

The demolition project for the two buildings on the park site is out to public bid. We anticipate demolition of both buildings to begin in mid-March and be completed by May.  The community is planning to activate the site after demolition is complete and prior to park construction starting in early 2018.

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who attended the presentation of the schematic design concept at the final public meeting on February 1. Information from this and previous meetings may be found below under Community Participation.

Thank you Greenwood/Phinney neighborhood for your participation and to everyone who came out to the public meeting on November 2.  At the meeting we presented three concepts and play options and gathered community feedback. Each design included elements the community had identified as important such as play, open space, seating, spaces for gathering and fellowship as well as attractive landscaping.

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased two property sites between N. 81st and N. 82nd on the east side of Greenwood to develop a park (the mini-mart site purchased in November 2012 and the pub property immediately north purchased in July 2015).


Between N 81st St & N 82nd St on the east side of Greenwood Ave N, 98103


See the budget and phase for this project on our Open Budget website

Seattle Park District provides $924,000 for planning, design and construction.


Planning: Spring 2016 - Fall 2016
Design: Fall 2016 - Fall 2017
Construction: Early 2018 - Early Summer 2018
Completion: Summer 2018

Community Participation

Open House and Input Opportunity 6/25/2016

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 11/2/2016

Final Public Meeting 2/1/2017