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Construction Begins for North Rainier Landbank Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is happy to announce the beginning of construction for the North Rainier Landbank Park. SPR would like to thank the community for their patience as we acquired 1.2 acres of land to create a large urban village park for the high-density neighborhood and for their participation in the design process. W.S. Contractors will mobilize at the future park site, S. Charlestown Street between 34th and 35th Avenues S, just north of Safeway, on August 28, 2023. The new multi-generational park will be completed in late summer 2024.   

“This project is exciting and a great example of the work our property team does in putting together adjoining parcels to create a larger park for the community,” said AP Diaz, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “This park will provide much needed open space for the North Rainier neighborhood and will highlight how communities thrive when they have open space and can come together in our parks.” 

Textile/fabric designs representing the diverse cultures and heritages of the neighborhood will be incorporated in the park. The park will provide over 50 new trees, plantings, open lawn, bioretention, pathways, play and fitness equipment, a play court and basketball hoop, site furnishings (benches, tables, barbecues, trash receptacles), and lighting. The project incorporates substantial right of way improvements and accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A Fitness Zone with exercise equipment for teens and adults is made possible by Kaiser Permanente Washington.  

Original funding for this park is provided by the Seattle Park District. Additionally, the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office awarded $1,460,430 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. King County Levy funds also provided $500,000 to further fund the project.    

A park naming process will be re-launch soon. Please visit for more information or contact Jonathan Pagan at