North Rainier Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: March 20, 2017

Spring 2017

Seattle Parks and Recreation is in the planning phase for this property.  We acquired two parcels to provide more open space for the North Rainier community, the first parcel purchased in 2011 and the most recent in 2016. The design will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide access to open space within this high density urban village. Impervious surfacing shall be limited to 15% or less, excluding trail and circulation surfaces.

The Seattle Park District provides funding to develop this property into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation. Please watch this site for upcoming public meetings and please contact the project planner with any questions or concerns about this new community space.

Please help plan by taking this quick survey.

Public Meeting and Open House
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Gardens - 1st Floor Meeting Room
3610 33rd Avenue South, 98144
Meeting Poster

Download the Public Meetings Poster in Amharic, Chinese, English, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrigna, Vietnamese

Download aerial context map showing park site location


35th Ave S & S Charlestown St and 3655 35th Ave S


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


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

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 North Rainier Residential Urban Village was included in that list.

In late 2012 Parks finalized the purchase of a .15-acre (6,650 sq.ft.) property, located at the northwest corner of 35th Avenue S & S Charlestown Street. This was followed by the purchase of an adjacent site at 3655 35th Ave S. 

Download the Gaps In Open Space Map

Community Participation

Please help plan by taking this quick survey.

Public Meeting and Open House 4/5/2017