South Park Plaza Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: March 13, 2024

Early 2024

Spring 2024

South Park Projects Update

SPR has provided a community update on our South Park projects, including the Community Center Site Redevelopment and Stabilization and South Park Plaza Lankbanked Site Park Development.

Please view the flyer and translated versions below:

The Good News Group, Inc. will mobilize onsite the week of Feb. 5, 2024. We anticipate completion in late summer 2024. Please view the announcement in Vietnamese and Spanish below:

The oval park design offers a play area, a large plaza, seat walls, lighting, and landscaping. Many cultural elements have been embedded throughout with Lushootseed language etching of "river" walk, tiled surfaces, large colored letters spelling out South Park, Indigenous plantings, story rock and different cultural paving patterns.

Thank you to the community whose participation over the years helped to create this park for this community and generations to follow.

Please see the park design below. 


8456 Dallas Ave S, 98108


Seattle Park District provides $2,668,875 for planning, design, and construction.


Planning: 2018 - 2019
Design: 2019 - 2022
Construction: Early 2024 - Late Summer 2024

Project Description

This 0.83-acre site located along the South Park River Walk, an element of the South Park Green Spaces Vision Plan will provide the South Park community access to open space within this high-density urban area

SPR and the design team are finalizing the design which includes an open lawn, primary event space, play elements, seating terraces, accessible pathways, bio-swales, irrigation and landscape improvements.

SPR purchased the site in 2014. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. This parcel will not be accessible during construction.

Community Participation

Thank you to everyone who participated in the two outreach events in October 2021. The October 12 meeting focused on themes, colors, and cultures for South Park Plaza and the October 16 meeting focused on elements and infrastructure needs for events at the Plaza. These events are opportunities to offer creative ideas on how to integrate the cultures of South Park into your new park. If you have additional input please send Jay Rood, the project manager, an email.  

The planning and design team thanks everyone who participated in the public process for this park. We have gathered input from the November 2019 meeting and three online surveys to prepare the schematic design. 

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 on December 23, 2021.
Download the DNS document for additional information
Download the Analysis and Decision of SPR
View the SEPA Environmental Checklist document here
South Park Plaza Site Plan

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

The design team presented to the Seattle Design Commission on November 18, 2021. To see the presentation and learn more about the project view this PDF document.

Survey #2 Results Summer/Fall 2020

Survey #3 Results Spring/Summer 2021

January 2021 Press Releases South Park area projects update: (English; Spanish; Vietnamese)

April 2021 Press Releases Schematic design review and survey: (English; Spanish; Vietnamese)

Public Meeting 11/16/2019

2019 Online Survey Results

Public Meetings 10/12 & 10/16, 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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