South Park Community Center Site Redevelopment

Updated: April 16, 2019

Spring 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to review a detailed site wide design for the exterior park area around South Park Community Center. The new design will include play equipment designs, and spraypark and field details. Please join us on the evening of Friday, April 19, 2019 at the South Park Community Center at 8319 8th Ave S, 98108. An Open House for reviewing and providing input on the design will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Following this, the community is invited to a free showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 6 p.m. Ice cream and refreshments will be provided.

Open House #2
Friday April 19, 2019
5 - 8 p.m.
     From 5 to 6 p.m. review site wide design and provide input 
     At 6 p.m. the community is invited to a free showing of
     Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
South Park Community Center
8319 8th Ave S, 98108

View the Open Houses poster here

Open House #1 - Completed on March 29, 2019

We are finishing up the construction documents for the final site wide design presented at the March 2018 meeting. The final plan was developed after receiving community input at the Duwamish River Festival and from an online survey. Everyone's input was helpful and greatly appreciated. View the presentation and other meeting documents below.


South Park Community Center Play Area8319 8th Ave S, 98108


$10 million - Seattle Park District; Seattle Parks Foundation; additional grant funding


Finalize design details: 2019
Construction: 2020
Completion: Summer 2021

Project Description

In 2017, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) began collaborating with the South Park community on redevelopment, of the site, to promote a healthier and more vibrant space for all community members.
The project will include:

  • A full-size multi-sport synthetic turf field with a circular walking trail and an outdoor fitness zone.
  • Field lighting with new technology that minimizes glare and reduces light pollution.
  • New play facilities - including playgrounds, a sport court, and spray park - for a range of ages and abilities.
  • An off-leash dog area and expanded parking lot.

Through a partnership with SPR, Seattle Arts and Sciences Academy will provide funding for the synthetic turf field and lighting. This collaboration will provide improved recreation space for South Park residents while allocating designated time in the afternoon during the fall and spring sports season for Seattle Academy students.

The converted field will be available for unscheduled community use during the first few years. Seattle Academy will work with SPR and local organizations to fill gaps in the community offerings and facilitate an on-going relationship between Seattle Academy and South Park residents.

Community Participation

Open House and Input Opportunity 8/20/2016

Community Meeting / Site Wide Plan Review 3/9/2018