Seattle Parks and Recreation begins construction for Greenwood Park addition

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce that we have awarded the construction contract to Green Tech Excavation for the Greenwood Park addition project. Green Tech Excavation will mobilize on site on Monday, September 30 and be complete with the project in early 2020.

SPR purchased the 0.1-acre site at 8805 Fremont Ave. N in 2013 to provide more open space for the growing neighborhood and to expand the existing Greenwood Park. The acquisition of the property was identified in the Greenwood Neighborhood Plan and the 2009 Greenwood Park Master Plan.

The new parcel, surrounded by Greenwood Park, reflects input from the community and has a “game” theme with a ping pong table, corn hole, 4-square, hopscotch, and tether ball. The sport court will be striped for pickleball and will remain open during construction. The project also features a wood arbor connection to the pea patch, a hillside slide into the play area, a picnic area with BBQ, and skate elements. The project incorporates accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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.

For more information or to view the park plan please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/greenwood-park-addition.

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-684-9268.