South Park Plaza Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: June 23, 2020

Summer 2020

Thank you for providing input for the design of your new park and plaza in South Park. We appreciate your participation in our November 16, 2019, public meeting, and in the online survey earlier this year. At the meeting and from the survey responses, we heard that people want an event space, vending space, open green space, a play area, and a connection to the Duwamish River. Housing was also mentioned by a few people.

During the winter and spring of 2020, the planning team has used your input to prepare four design concepts. Your input on the concepts is important so we are preparing several ways for you to provide input during the summer: online survey, email, and text. We will have boards with the concepts at the site. We will have an online survey with the concepts. The concepts will also be posted on this webpage with a link to the survey. Information will be in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Please revisit this webpage in early July 2020.

Interim Activation
Prior to the park development and during the planning process Seattle Parks and Recreation will be working with the community to activate the space. Please visit Park Use Permits to reserve the space for events.

Watch this site for details about the space activation or contact John Barclay at for additional information.


8456 Dallas Ave S, 98108


Seattle Park District provides $2,083,725 for planning, design, and construction.


Planning: 2018 - 2019
Design: 2019 - 2020
Construction: 2021 - 2022

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the .83 acre site in 2014 to provide the South Park community access to open space within this high density urban area. 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. 
This parcel will not be accessible during construction.

Community Participation

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

Public Meeting 11/16/2019

2019 Online Survey Results