Seattle Parks and Recreation needs your help designing a new park on Capitol Hill

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is pleased to announce the public engagement and design process begins for a new park on Capitol Hill, located at 1125 Harvard Ave E. Please participate in this survey https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/1125HarvardAveE to provide a contribution.

In 1972, Stimson and Kay Bullitt generously donated the 1.6 acre property to the city of Seattle for a future park. SPR would like to emphasize that this is a unique opportunity for SPR as an agency and for the community. As we move forward with incorporating this site into SPR’s inventory, we recognize that there are key factors in the transition of this site from a private courtyard and garden to public property. We appreciate your input into the survey and invite you to join us as we initiate a full and inclusive public engagement process and conversation about the design and intent of the future park.

SPR hired Karen Kiest Landscape Architecture to lead the community engagement, vision and design process for the new park. The first phase of this project includes engagement with the community in the development of concept/preliminary design plans for the public park.
The end product of this initial phase will include:

  • Establishing a vision for the park
  • Early park schematic concept/design
  • Rough order-of-magnitude cost estimate for possible inclusion in Seattle Park District’s next funding round

For more information please visit 1125 Harvard Avenue East – Parks | seattle.gov or if you have additional questions, contact Susanne Rockwell at [email protected]

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