Marra-Desimone Park

Updated: November 10, 2022

Winter 2022/2023

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) completed phase one of improvements at Marra-Desimone Park and the park is now open.

Planning for phase two of park improvements including the play area will begin in 2023. This phase will address community/park needs and add additional amenities as outlined in the Long Range Development Plan.

Phase one of development was shaped by budget and community priorities, and included accessible pathways and walking loops, a central open green area, benches, picnic tables, drainage improvements, paved parking lot with ADA parking, new irrigation system with solar powered control system, and 80+ trees and grass plantings.

As part of the Marra-Desimone Park improvement project, SPR collaborated with SDOT on street accessibility improvements on South 7th Street and Director Avenue South.

Location

Marra-Desimone Park, 9026 4th Avenue South, 98108

Budget

The budget for phase two is still being determined. Check back in 2023 for updates.

Schedule

Planning: 2023
Design & Permitting/Bidding: TBD
Construction: TBD

Project Description

This project will further develop the park, which includes Marra Farm, Seattle's largest site for urban gardening, in accordance with the Long Range Development Plan.

Community Participation

Phase 2 will include many opportunities for community to help design the play area. More details to come in 2023.