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New Lake City Landbank Park Opens Oct. 8!

Help name your new park!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a ribbon cutting event for new Lake City park,12510 33rd Ave. NE, on Sat. October 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join us and your neighbors at the event and enjoy local music and fun. The new park offers a multi-generational appeal with a wide range of activities and green space in this urban neighborhood. The park includes a large dome play structure with netted climbing features, climbing wall, half-basketball court, accessible pathways, new benches and picnic tables, open lawn, P-Patch garden plots, and bike racks. The park features a central public art sculptural work titled Rock Stack by artist Elizabeth Gahan funded from the 1% For the Arts program.

SPR purchased this property in 2010 with funding from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy to provide additional open space for the Lake City community.  SPR demolished the building on the property and worked with the community on the design for the park. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process and we hope you enjoy this new park. Funding for the development of the park was made possible by the voter-approved Seattle Park District.

SPR is also seeking a park name for this new Lake City park. The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to Seattle Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams, who will make the final decision. The community is encouraged to submit suggestions for park names in writing by October 31, 2022 or drop off your suggestion at the SPR table during the ribbon cutting celebration.  Please include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the park naming criteria below. Please send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee by e-mail to  Park names should follow the following criteria for consideration:

  • geographical location
  • historical or cultural history of the land
  • significance of the location
  • distinctive natural or geological features
  • the community/neighborhood in which the park or facility is located
  • a sense of identity within the community
  • Parks and facilities may be named for a person subject to the following conditions:  the person must have been deceased for a minimum of three years, and the person must have made a significant positive contribution to parks, recreation, or culture in the community where the facility is located 

Please check this site for additional information . For questions about the project please contact Shannon Glass, project manager at To learn more information about the art work can be found here.