Marra-Desimone Park

Updated: September 14, 2023

Fall 2023

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

Planning and initial design work 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.

Onsite Project Sign Versions:


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


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


Planning: 2023
Design & Permitting/Bidding: 2024 - 2025
Construction: 2025

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 spring 2023.

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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