A. B. Ernst Park Addition

Updated: December 1, 2022

Project Update

In the summer of 2020, the City of Seattle turned its focus to essential functions to address the pandemic and economic crisis, which required a significant reprioritization of resources. After careful analysis of equity considerations, health and safety concerns, and alignment with essential functions, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) suspended many capital projects including development of the A. B. Ernst Park Addition site. As promised at the time, SPR worked to restore funding in future budget cycles for suspended projects. In September 2022, the Seattle City Council, acting in their role as Seattle Park District Board, passed a new six-year funding plan for the 2023-2028 Park District cycle which includes funding for this project and many more. SPR staff are now reprioritizing projects in this six-year funding plan using several criteria, including equity, and creating a plan for implementation. We anticipate having a plan in the second quarter of 2023 that will guide our Park District capital work over the next six years. We will update the schedule below when we have the workplan completed.


719 N 35th St Addition to A. B. Ernst Park, 723 N 35th St, 98103


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


Project Suspended

Project Description

In December 2010, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) purchased the vacant .10-acre lot immediately west of the park. Subsequently, SPR and the design team worked with the community to integrate the park addition and develop both design and accessibility upgrades.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process. With input from the community the design below was developed and includes a small slide, pathway, gathering area, landscaping and irrigation. View the design with proposed play elements here.

Thumbnail image of A.B.Ernst Site Plan which links to PDF file of same
A. B. Ernst Site Plan

Community Participation

Open House and Input Opportunity 6/26/2016

Public Meeting 8/16/2016

 Public Meeting and Open House 10/24/2016

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Interim Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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