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Next steps for Victor Steinbrueck Park Improvement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will be conducting additional investigative work into the structure below the surface of Victor Steinbrueck Park. This work will begin the week of December 18, 2017 and inform the design process for the Victor Steinbrueck Park Improvement Project. The park will not be closed. Park visitors will see boring equipment and access will be denied in the immediate work zone(s). Additionally, there will be construction noise during working hours.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocated funding to improve Victor Steinbrueck Park. The project includes improving sight lines into the park, renovating seating, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. The park sits atop a privately-owned parking garage. The membrane between the westerly portion of the park and the parking garage below is failing. Major repairs to, or complete replacement of the membrane, will be necessary as part of any improvements to the park. We are in the final design phase of this project and anticipate construction beginning in 2019.

SPR has been and will continue to be engaging organizations including the Chief Seattle Club, the Friends of Market, surrounding residents and businesses and homeless advocates regarding the park. We have hosted two public meetings, held an online Open House, conducted surveys in the park and on-line and presented to the Pike Place Market Historical Commission Design Review Committee throughout the design process.  To see the schematic design please visit

For additional information, please contact David Graves at or 206-684-7048 or visit