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Pathways Park Renovation Begins!

Park closure April 17 through early 2024 for construction

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) and contractor, Bayshore Construction, will be mobilizing at Pathways Park, 5201 Sand Point Way NE, on Monday, April 17 to begin construction for the community driven park renovation project. SPR and Bayshore Construction will work to minimize construction impacts to the area. The north portion of the park along the Burke Gilman Trail and Metropolitan Market will remain open for community use. We anticipate the project will be complete in early 2024.   

The park renovation includes comfort station/restroom improvements, pedestrian lighting, improved storm water management, irrigation, new plantings, art elements, new play equipment, site furnishings, barbeques, bike racks, parking enhancement and more. The upgrades are in response to community engagement efforts by the Eli’s Park Project Committee who highlighted the desire for a park that is welcoming and accessible to all.

Landscape architects at Site Workshop and the Eli’s Park Project Committee led the design effort and worked with SPR and the neighborhood to create an innovative park renovation for an accessible, inclusive, nature-based park space where people of all ages, abilities and identities can find play and peace. The approximately $4.8 million project was funded through a combination of private and public contributions.

This neighborhood park along Sand Point Way is connected to the Burke-Gilman Trail. It was renamed in May 2022 from Burke-Gilman Playground Park to Pathways Park.  The new name represents the pathways around and through the park, as well as the connections that bring people together through inclusivity.

To stay up to date on construction information or find other play area options in the neighborhood please visit—burke-gilman-playground-renovation or for questions contact Roma Shah at  Thank you to the Seattle Parks Foundation, the Eli’s Park Project Committee and the community. To learn more about who inspired this project and how to support it visit Pathways Park – Seattle Parks Foundation.