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Seattle Parks and Recreation Invites Community to Review Design for Garfield Super Block Project

Join Us on February 1!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to an Open House for the Garfield Super Block renovation project. Please join us on Thursday, February 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Garfield Community Center Multi-Purpose Room, 2323 E Cherry St. The project has reached the 60% design milestone! During this meeting, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with the project team to ask questions and learn more about future site plans for the project. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

In partnership with SPR and the Garfield Super Block Coalition (GSB), this community-led renovation project is working to address the unfinished portion of the 2005 Garfield Super Block Master Plan. The renovated park will improve access for multi-generational recreation, with new play areas for different age groups and abilities, a nature play area, an all-ages parkour facility and an accessible .34-mile loop path around the park connecting all the amenities in the block.

Additional site upgrades include lighting, an accessible ramp at the southeast to complement existing stair access, a multi-use court for tennis and basketball, and a reconfigured plaza around the restroom building at the northeast.

As part of this community led project, SPR and the GSB arts leadership team worked to integrate art and amenities that reflect the cultural diversity and history of Seattle’s Central District. The “Pillars of Promise” will commemorate the seven cultures that established roots in the Central District. Each installation will be created by an artist from the seven cultural groups: Duwamish, Black/African American, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Jewish, and Italian. Meet the featured artists here.

Thank you to the Seattle Parks Foundation for your partnership on this project. For more information, please visit or contact Jordan Hoy at