Little Saigon Park Development

Updated: August 6, 2019

Summer 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the final community engagement opportunity on July 14. We appreciate the feedback from all who stopped by to see the design for the new park we will build at 1224 South King Street.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), is seeking an artist or artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated outdoor artwork for the park in the Little Saigon neighborhood. The selected artist/artist team will be asked to create a permanent artwork that honors the history, cultures, and current experience of the communities that live nearby. Find more information about this opportunity here.

On March 1, 2019, Friends of Little Saigon hosted an engagement opportunity at the Tet Celebration at JW Architects. Approximately 80 adults and children attended the event. Design and construction documentation will be complete in 2019 with construction beginning in 2020.

Thank you to everyone who attended the first public meeting August 26, 2018 at the Festi-Roll event and the open house style public meeting on November 1, 2018. Approximately 40 community members stopped by the open house to review three concept designs proposed for the new park and provide feedback. Presentations, notes and other meeting documents may be viewed below.

After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations, SPR purchased the .27-acre site in 2013 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. The design will provide a connection between King and Jackson streets and will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation. 


1224 South King Street


Seattle Park District provides $1,736,438 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.


Planning: 2018
Design: 2019
Construction: 2020

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .27 acre site in 2013 to provide the community access to open space within high density urban areas across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park.

Community Participation

Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your new park space.

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 8/26/2018

Public Meeting and Open House 11/1/2018

Open House/Design Review 7/14 2019