Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: January 7, 2021

Early 2021

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is renovating Spruce St Mini Park Play Area, a neighborhood park in the central area, and needs community feedback on three design concepts. You can view the designs here and if you have feedback please contact the project manager.

Thank you to the 147 people who have already given feedback through the online survey. See survey results below. Also, thank you to everyone who attended the social distant event we held in October.

The goal of this project is to renovate the existing play area space, including reconfiguration of the layout, new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, seating options, and possible electrical upgrades. 

Additionally, we are partnering with the Office of Arts & Culture and will collaborate with the community on public art to be included in this play area renovation project. The Office of Arts & Culture has hired the artist team of Hasaan Kirkland (www.hasaankirkland.com) and Damon Brown (www.creativelou.com) to work with the community to decide what type of artwork (e.g., murals, small sculptures) would best reflect the neighborhood. 

Join artists Hasaan Kirkland and Damon Brown for this virtual presentation as they discuss possibilities for the inclusion of a public art project in the renovation of the Spruce St Mini Park Play Area.

Spruce St Mini Park Public Art Virtual Presentation
Saturday, January 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Pacific Standard Time)

Hasaan and Damon will present community feedback received through Seattle Parks and Recreation's online survey and recommendations for artwork locations and themes. Space will be provided for Hasaan and Damon to answer questions about their findings and next steps in process.

To participate, please RSVP for the virtual presentation at this link. This is an online workshop and you will receive the link to the workshop the day prior to the presentation. Please RSVP by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 15. The virtual presentation will be recorded and made available approximately one week after the presentation and a link to the recording will be added to this page.

To get involved contact Jason Huff at Jason.huff@seattle.gov.

Location

Spruce Street Mini Park, 160 21st Avenue, 98122

Budget

The Seattle Parks District provides $800,000 in funding for this project. 

Schedule

Planning: July - November 2020
Design: December 2020 - July 2021
Construction: August 2021 - April 2022

Project Description

Renovate the existing play area space, including reconfiguration of the layout, new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, seating options, and possible electrical upgrades.

Portions of the park and play area will be closed to the public during construction. 

Community Participation

View results of online Survey #1 from August and September 2020

View results of online Survey #2 from October 2020

Pop Up Event 10/24/2020

Watch this page for additional opportunities to participate in the public process.