Dr. Jose Rizal Park Renovation

Updated: April 12, 2024

Spring 2024

Please join us for an open house event at Dr. Jose Rizal Park on Saturday April 13, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please visit our blog for more information and take our survey to let us know your thoughts!

View the short video below to learn more about the renovation project. 

Event Flyer:

Dr. Jose Rizal Park renovations are the first Seattle Park to use our Elevate Opportunity. Elevate is a Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) initiative to elevate, diversify, and widen the platform of opportunity for everyone. It aims to strengthen the connection between park design and the community it serves, by rewarding vision and purpose, and by providing support throughout the creation for new and vital parks designs.

There were three main steps to move ideas forward for the Dr. Jose Rizal Park design project. The first and second steps are complete and we have selected Eric Alipio as the Design Partner. We are working on Part 3. During part three we will hire a consultant for design development and construction documents and continue community engagement to refine the design.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to provide your ideas for the renovations!

Part 1: Statement of Interest and Shortlist

Part 1 - Questions and Answers: (Amharic; Chinese Traditional; English; Japanese; Korean; Spanish; Tagalog; Vietnamese)

Appendix 2 - UW Research

Part 1 is complete.

Part 2: Design Brief, Interview, and Selection

Part 2 - Questions and Answers

Part 2 is complete. Final Announcement

Part 3: Hiring of Consultant for Design Development and Construction Documents


Jose Rizal Park (Dr.), 1007 12th Ave S, 98144


A total of $1,325,000 has been secured for this project. Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to secure additional funding and grants as needed.


Planning and Community Engagement: Fall 2022 - Spring 2024
Design and Permitting: 2024
Construction: 2025

Project Description

The Dr. Jose Rizal project will renovate the public restroom, replace the playground equipment, and improve accessibility. In addition to these renovations, Seattle Parks and Recreation will create a plan to renovate the remaining east, upper portion of the park.

Community Participation

Community Participation began with the launch of the Elevate initiative in October 2022. In May 2023 we announced the finalist for the “Design Partner.”

A community meeting is scheduled at Dr. Jose Rizal Park on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please visit our blog for more information and take our survey to let us know your thoughts!

Please watch this page for further opportunities to participate in the public process in 2024.

Public Meeting - 4/13/24

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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