West Seattle Junction Park Development

Updated: March 11, 2024

Spring 2024

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is finalizing permits based on the re-confirmed design. Once SDOT Street Improvement and SDCI Building permits are secured the project will bid and construction will begin.

Thank you to everyone who attended our open house on October 10 and participated in the survey! In case you weren't able to make it, you can watch the video presentation below for more information on the project. Additionally, you can view the survey results here.

In the summer of 2020, the City of Seattle focused on essential functions to address the pandemic and economic crisis, which required a significant reprioritization of resources. SPR suspended many capital projects including the development of the West Seattle Junction Park site. In September 2022, the Seattle City Council, acting as the 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. SPR staff put together a plan for the projects in this six-year funding plan using several criteria, including equity, and creating a plan for implementation.

View the updated design based on community feedback from two public meetings, and online surveys. The design incorporates play elements, gathering areas, accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a streetscape, a seating area, and pet area. Thank you to everyone who provided input at the community meetings and online survey. See other related documents below.

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased .38 acres in 2012 to provide the community access to open space within this high-density urban area. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the community to develop a design for the park.

Location

4723-4731 40th SW, 98116

Budget

Seattle Park District provides $1,984,500 for the planning, design and construction of this site into a park.

Schedule

Reconfirm Design: Public Meeting Summer 2023
Bid: Spring 2024
Construction: 2024-2025
Complete: Early 2025

Project Description

Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased .38 acres in 2012 to provide the community access to open space within high-density urban areas across the city. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. The design will incorporate accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and additional park elements will be incorporated after gathering public input. Please participate in the public process as we work together to design your park spaces. 

Community Participation

Public Meeting and Open House 10/10/2023

Public Meeting and Open House 2/1/2018

Public Meeting 9/10/2017

3/5/2018

    Parks and Recreation

    AP Diaz, Superintendent
    Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
    Phone: (206) 684-4075
    Fax: (206) 615-1813
    pks_info@seattle.gov

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