Little Saigon community invited to community BBQ and design review for future park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is partnering with the Little Saigon community to host a BBQ and design review for the new park in the Little Saigon neighborhood. Please join us on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pho Bac Súp Shop, 1240 S Jackson St.

This is an opportunity to review the park design, provide final input on the project and learn about the construction timeline. The new park will be located across from Lam’s Seafood Market at 1224 S King St. in the Little Saigon neighborhood. The proposed design by Murase Associates includes an informal open lawn event/ performance space, play area, a ramp with seating opportunities, and a plaza on the Jackson St. side. The meeting will feature play area options for public input. 

 After working closely with the community to identify possible new park locations, SPR purchased the .27-acre site in 2013 to provide the neighborhood access to more open space in this urban area. The design will provide a connection between King and Jackson streets and will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. SPR will work with the community on the design and encourages community participation.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the Aquarium and Zoo. In addition, it provides funding to improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, provide programs for people of all ages and abilities, and acquire and develop new park land.

Thank you to Friends of Little Saigon, SCIDpda, the Friends of Little Saigon Advisory Committee, Pho Bac Súp Shop and Lam’s Seafood!

For more information or for meeting notification translations please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/little-saigon-park-development

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Katie Bang at 206-684-9286 or katie.bang@seattle.gov.