North Rainier Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: October 31, 2017

Fall 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined Seattle Parks and Recreation's Planner and Project Manager and Cascade Design Collaborative's designers, at the Rainier Court Festival. We appreciate the input and ideas you brought to the booth for this exciting new park development. The event was made possible through a partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), South East Effective Development (SEED) and Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG).

Thank you to everyone who attended the April 5 meeting and open house. Information from the meeting can be found below.

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.

Download aerial context map showing park site location


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


Seattle Park District provides $750,000 for planning, design and construction.


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

Public Meeting and Open House 4/5/2017

Community Input Opportunity at Rainier Court Festival 9/16/2017