Marra-Desimone Park

Updated: February 6, 2020

Early 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our public meetings. Seattle Parks and Recreation has completed design for the improvements of this 8.7 acre community park. We are working on permitting and construction documentation.
Download the plan here.

We anticipate construction starting in spring 2020 with completion in summer 2020. This project provides the framework for future improvements. It includes irrigation, grading, improved ADA access, open meadows, common green lawn, overlook picnic area, a loop trail/path and paved parking area. This phase does not include a play area.

At the initial meeting Seattle Parks and Recreation and Barker Landscape Architects provided background on the project, and gathered community input on park elements and design features. The park improvements focus on park access for all, safety in design with good site-lines, space for community well-being with recreation and gathering spaces, and an enhanced farm and garden.

As part of our commitment to outreach, the planning for this project involved meetings with the Latino community, Vietnamese community, and other diverse communities of the South Park area.


Marra-Desimone Park, 9026 4th Avenue South, 98108


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.1 million to this project.


Planning: Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Design: Summer 2015 - Summer 2016
Bidding: 2019
Construction: Spring - Summer 2020
Completion: Summer 2020

Project Description

This project will develop the park, which includes the Marra Farm, Seattle's largest site for urban gardening, in accordance with the Long Range Development Plan. Download the Draft Layout.

Community Participation

Public Meeting 9/15/15

Public Meeting 11/5/15