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

Please participate in the online survey

As one of the many community input options for the new plaza park in South Park, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to participate in a survey. Please participate in this short survey and provide input for the design team:

Thank you in advance for participating and thank you to all the community members who participated in the Open House last November.  SPR is working with the design team to develop site options. These site options will be presented to the community at a meeting in late February.  A preferred community-informed design will be presented at a third and final community meeting in the spring of 2020.

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.

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.

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.