A. B. Ernst Park Addition

Updated: July 8, 2024

Summer 2024

In the summer of 2020, the City of Seattle turned its focus on essential functions to address the pandemic and economic crisis, which required a significant reprioritization of resources. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) suspended many capital projects including the development of the A. B. Ernst Park Addition site. 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. 

This park design already had its construction documents permitted before 2020, however, the permits have expired, and the stormwater, as well as tree replacement code, has changed for the city. Hence, a re-permitting effort is planned to be carried out for this site.

Currently, there is $444,500 allocated for the re-permitting effort. To ensure sufficient funding for full completion of this project, Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning to allocate additional funding to restart this project. The confirmation of additional funding is still pending.


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


Currently, there is $444,500 allocated for the re-permitting effort. Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning to allocate more funding for the completion of construction documents, bidding, and construction as the next phase. The confirmation of additional funding is still pending. 


Re-permitting and Construction Documents Completion: TBD
Construction: TBD

Project Description

In December 2010, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) purchased the vacant 0.10-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

To honor the previous planning efforts and the time and input expended for this park design by the community members, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s team is planning to reach out to the community groups with project updates as soon as they are available. 

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

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