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Seattle Parks and Recreation needs your input on future Olmsted Park restoration projects

Seattle Parks and Recreation needs your input on prioritizing future Olmsted Park and Boulevard restoration projects. Based on your input, future projects could provide restoration in several different Olmsted parks/boulevards around the city. A study conducted in 2018 looked at 10 different sites to assess existing conditions, research historical design intent, and determine restoration feasibility.

Sites assessed included:

  • Magnolia Boulevard
  • Queen Anne Boulevard
  • Lake Washington Boulevard parks
    • Lakeview Park
    • Colman Park
    • Mount Baker Park
  • Hiawatha Park
  • Volunteer Park
  • Schmitz Park
  • Woodland Park
  • Washington Park Arboretum

Please participate in this survey and help us prioritize the restoration of these historically significant assets. Certain restoration projects will begin in 2019 and will be prioritized based upon community feedback and allocated funding.

Seattle’s Olmsted Parks and Boulevards began as a dream the City of Seattle had in the late 1800’s for a beautiful system of landscapes among urban growth. This vision was implemented in the form of parks throughout the city designed by the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm. The basis of design for these parks was to allow access to attractive open spaces to provide peace and respite for people from all walks of life.

For more information or to review the study please visit

For additional questions please contact Karimah Edwards, Sr. Project Planner at or 206-233-0063.