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Victor Steinbrueck Park Construction Update

On Sunday, April 23 the totem poles at Victor Steinbrueck Park will be temporarily removed as construction continues for the park renovation. The poles will be removed by a large crane positioned to the west of the park and moved to Fort Lawton for the duration of construction.

The primary goal for the renovation project is to make improvements to the park, upgrade the features and drainage and replace the failing waterproof membrane between the park and the parking garage located below the park. This work requires the complete removal of the park features, such as the totem poles, and installation of a new waterproofing system. Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded Kassel & Associates, who mobilized at the park just north of the Pike Place Market at 2001 Western Ave. in December 2022.

This improvement and maintenance project provides public safety improvements that include better sightlines into the park, renovating the seating area, renovating the former children’s play area, improving and expanding lighting, and upgrading landscaping. The project will provide circulation updates creating a connection to MarketFront (honoring Victor Steinbrueck’s vision that the park be an extension of the Market), and an improved connection into the Tree of Life area.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocated funds for these improvements at Victor Steinbrueck Park.

To learn more and review the presentations to the Pike Place Market Historical Commission Design Review Committee visit For additional information, please contact Shannon Glass at or 206-733-9319.