Wedgwood Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: August 11, 2020

2020 - Project Suspended

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the City of Seattle are experiencing significant losses in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the summer of 2020, Seattle Parks and Recreation had to suspend capital project work and we were forced to suspend this project along with many others. The decision to suspend these projects is based on reviewing the projects through the lens of equity, health and safety, and whether or not they support an essential function. We are thankful to the community for their partnership and for their understanding. We will work to secure funding in future budget cycles.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the design consultant, Studio 41, worked closely with the community on the design for this new park. The design is a multi-use space that includes a central lawn, walking paths, a curved seat wall, seating and gathering areas, and a concrete pedestal for a potential future art installation. The Wedgwood neighborhood has a strong sense of community with a history rooted in farming, gardening, bird watching, art, and the natural landscape. Mature, heritage trees and natural rock outcroppings have long been signature elements of the neighborhood.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the design process. The preferred design is attached below.

Location

8605 35th Avenue NE, 98115

Aerial photo of landbanked site location for future Wedgwood Park

Budget

Seattle Park District provides $1,273,388 for planning, design and construction of this site into a park.

Site purchased in 2014 using King County Conservation Futures funding. This funding requires that use is restricted to low impact, passive recreation and impervious surfacing shall be limited to 15% or less.

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased this .33 acres in 2014 to provide the community access to open space within identified gaps across the city. 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 participate in the public process as we work together to design your new park space.

Input Opportunity at the Wedgwood Community Picnic 9/15/2018

Public Meeting 2/25/2019

Public Meeting 4/3/2019

Public Meeting 6/29/2019