Lake City Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: June 22, 2021

Summer 2021

Seattle Parks and Recreation opened the bids for this project and all bids were rejected. We are rebidding this project in summer 2021, and anticipate construction beginning in the fall. 

Thank you to everyone who participated, on February 9th, in the mural project and opportunity for learning about the upcoming construction for the new Lake City park.

The mural project received funding from the 1% for the Arts program. The artist is Elizabeth Gahan.

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 29, 2016 public meeting and provided input for the future of your neighborhood park space. You will find information from the meeting below.  

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12510 33rd Ave NE, Seattle 98125


Planning and Design: Through Fall 2020
Construction: Fall - Winter 2021/2022
Completion: Winter 2021/2022


This Seattle Park District project will create a new neighborhood park. It was funded to provide the community access to open space within this high density urban neighborhood.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provided $24 million for the acquisition of neighborhood parks in up to 20 identified areas throughout the City. The Lake City Residential Urban Village was included in that list.

Seattle Ordinance 123391 relating to the purchase of the property at 12510 33rd Ave NE was signed by Mayor Mike McGinn on September 23, 2010. The property had an office building on it, which was demolished in early 2016.

Community Participation

 Meetings Poster in Eight Languages (Amharic; Chinese; English; Oromo; Somali; Spanish; Tigrigna; Vietnamese)

Public Meeting & Input Opportunity 7/28/2016

Public Meeting & Input Opportunity 9/29/2016

Community Event - Construction Update & Mural Creation 2/9/2020