Building for the Future

These initiatives prepare for the future by developing new parks, acquiring new park land, or building new assets within parks. They include maintenance funding to keep the new parks clean, safe, and welcoming long after they're constructed. They also contain funding to activate connections between greenways and parks, and explore a new management and partnership model for downtown parks.

Urban Parks Partnerships

Activate Hing Hay, Freeway, and Victor Steinbrueck parks with the help of community partners.

Activating and Connecting to Greenways

Collaborate with Seattle Department of Transportation to mark and activate greenways where they enter parks with signage, programming, seating for pedestrians, and other ideas. Visit the Activating and Connecting Greenways project page.

Major Projects Challenge Fund

The Seattle Park District's Major Projects Challenge Fund is an initiative which leverages Park District funding with community-raised matching funds. The Fund awards are based on a recommendation from the Park District Oversight Committee and confirmed by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Superintendent Jesús Aguirre. In 2016 the following projects received funding:
Amy Yee Tennis Center - $1,273,000
Daybreak Star Capital Needs Assessment and Facility Improvements - $30,000
Green Lake Small Craft Center Redevelopment - $93,000
Kubota Garden  - $925,000
Madrona Bathhouse Theater Improvement - $40,000
Magnuson Park Community Center Improvements - $50,000
Magnuson Park Playfield Development Project - $50,000
South Park Community Center - Playground and Playfields Renewal - $50,000

Develop 14 New Parks and Land-Banked Sites

Smith Cove Park Development 

Visit the project page

Park Land Acquisition and Leverage Fund