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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites South Park community to help design new plaza and park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in the design for the new plaza and park in South Park on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the site, 8456 Dallas Ave. S. Please join us to learn about the project and provide your input to the design team. Community involvement is essential in developing this new park and plaza, and we need to hear from you. Light refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.

In 2014, as part of a community-initiated acquisition, SPR purchased the .83-acre site at 8456 Dallas Ave. S, just west of the South Park Bridge to provide the community more open space. SPR is ready to move this new park and plaza project forward and we are excited to work with the South Park neighborhood to develop a design for the community gathering space.

Existing Site

Following input at this November meeting, we will develop site options. These options will be presented at a second community meeting in early 2020. A preferred community-informed design will be presented at a third and final community meeting in the spring of 2020.

This project was made possible by the voter-approved Seattle Park District, which provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for SPR, including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

Our City partners, Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle Public Utilities, the Office of Planning and Community Development, will be present at the event.

For more information about the project please visit

For additional questions or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Ed Pottharst at or 206-386-4232.