Lake City Landbanked Site Park Development

Updated: September 22, 2022

Fall 2022

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce the new Lake City park will open on October 8, 2022. The new park offers a multi-generational appeal with a wide range of activities and green space in this urban neighborhood. The park includes a large dome play structure with netted climbing features, climbing wall, half-basketball court, accessible pathways, new benches and picnic tables, open lawn, P-Patch garden plots, and bike racks. The park features a central public art sculptural work by artist Elizabeth Gahan funded from the 1% For the Arts program.

SPR purchased this property in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy to provide additional open space for the Lake City community. SPR demolished the building on the property and worked with the community on the design for the park. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process and we hope you enjoy this new park. Funding for the development of the park was made possible by the voter-approved Seattle Park District.

SPR is also seeking a park name for this new Lake City park. The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams, who will make the final decision. The community is encouraged to submit suggestions for park names in writing by October 31, 2022 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the park naming criteria below. Please send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee by e-mail to Paula.Hoff@seattle.gov.  Park names should follow the following criteria for consideration:

  • geographical location
  • historical or cultural history of the land
  • significance of the location
  • distinctive natural or geological features
  • the community/neighborhood in which the park or facility is located
  • a sense of identity within the community
  • Parks and facilities may be named for a person subject to the following conditions: the person must have been deceased for a minimum of three years, and the person must have made a significant positive contribution to parks, recreation, or culture in the community where the facility is located 

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Location

12510 33rd Ave NE, Seattle 98125

Schedule

Planning and Design: Through Fall 2020
Construction: Winter 2021/2022 - Late Summer 2022
Completion: Early Fall 2022

Budget

This Seattle Park District project will create a new neighborhood park. It was funded to provide the community access to open space within this high-density urban neighborhood.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy provided $24 million for the acquisition of neighborhood parks in up to 20 identified areas throughout the City. The Lake City Residential Urban Village was included in that list.

Seattle Ordinance 123391 relating to the purchase of the property at 12510 33rd Ave NE was signed by Mayor Mike McGinn on September 23, 2010. The property had an office building on it, which was demolished in early 2016.

Community Participation

 Meetings Poster in Eight Languages (Amharic; Chinese; English; Oromo; Somali; Spanish; Tigrigna; Vietnamese)

Public Meeting & Input Opportunity 7/28/2016

Public Meeting & Input Opportunity 9/29/2016

Community Event - Construction Update & Mural Creation 2/9/2020