Be'er Sheva Park Improvements

Updated: June 26, 2024

Summer 2024

Phase II of the Upland Renovations includes three main elements:

  • Play Area Renovation - Renovate the existing play area to SPR standards and enhance accessibility and install new equipment for ages 2-5 and ages 5-12
  • Fitness Zone - Installing a fitness zone with exercise equipment and an accessible lit walking path loop
  • Basketball Court - Resurfacing the basketball court and replacing any damaged or missing equipment

Please participate in this phase!  Visit us at the park on Sunday June 30 form 1 – 3 at the park and take this short survey,

The “In-Water” work project anticipated to be completed by the end of 2024 and will provide habitat enhancement for the Be’er Sheva Park shoreline. The final phase includes the installation of fitness equipment, as well as the play area renovation.

The Be’er Sheva Park project is a great example of a public and private partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Rainier Beach Link2Lake and the Seattle Parks Foundation.

The Be’er Sheva Park Upland project was completed on January 31, 2024. Over 300 people came out to celebrate, explore the renovation and visit with their neighbors! Learn more about the story behind the artwork in the park here.

The Be’er Sheva Park project is a great example of a public and private partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Rainier Beach Link2Lake and the Seattle Parks Foundation.


Be'er Sheva Park, 8650 55th Ave S, 98118


This community-driven project began with a $133,0000 Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods which provided funding for the initial planning and design. Funding for the overall improvements at Be’er Sheva Park is a public, private partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Rainier Beach Link2Lake, and the Seattle Parks Foundation, who secured funding from a variety of public and private sources including the Metropolitan District Funding, the State of Washington, King County and the City of Seattle to reach the $2.5 million project for the Upland Work that opened in 2024.


Design Completion: Fall 2019 (upland phase); Fall 2021 (in-water phase)
  •    Upland: Completed Spring 2024
  •    In-Water: Anticipated Fall 2024 (all permits received)
       Permits Pending for In-Water Work:
         • Pending - Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) from Washington State Fish & Wildlife
         • Pending - Approval from the US Army Corp of Engineer

Phase II Upland Work:

  • Planning and Design: Spring 2024 – Spring 2025
  • Construction: Late 2025

Project Description

The next phase includes two components:

Upland Work: The upland work includes improved waterfront access, new walkways and lighting, picnic tables, barbeques, a covered picnic pavilion, a fitness area, an outdoor cultural stage, and more! Construction documents for the upland phase of work are complete and construction permits were received in October 2022. Funding is secured for the project and construction will start in spring 2023.

In-Water Work:  The In-water phase includes fish habitat enhancement. The in-water phase of the project is underway and headed toward 90%
completion depending on permitting. All funding is secured for in-water work.

Anticipated Impact: Specific areas of the park will be closed during construction.

Community Participation

Thank you to everyone who joined us on May 14 to learn more about the next phases of work at the park, Pilot Improvements at the Atlantic City Boat Ramp and hear from the community on the Henderson Street Project. Please watch this page for a meeting summary and additional community engagement opportunities.

Atlantic City Boat Ramp Meeting - 5/14/24

Public Meeting #1  3/3/2018

Public Meeting #2 - 4/21/2018

Public Meeting #3 - 6/2/2018

Construction Launch Celebration Event - 4/1/2023

News Items Links

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after a review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request. The Determination of Non-Significance was issued March 8, 2021

Parks and Recreation

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

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