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South Park Plaza Park Construction Begins!

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) is happy to announce Good News Group, Inc will mobilize at 8456 Dallas Ave. S, the week of February 5, 2024 to begin construction of a new park for the South Park community.

“This new park clearly demonstrates all Seattle Parks and Recreation values with an emphasis on Vibrant Community,” said AP Diaz, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent.  “We worked with the community to include multi-cultural elements throughout the park including a large “South Park” sign, multi-colored tile installations, and Indigenous plantings which all demonstrate the strong community in the neighborhood.  It is going to be a great park and I’m looking forward to the opening celebration at the end of this summer!”

The oval park design offers a play area, large plaza, seat walls, lighting, and landscaping. Many cultural elements have been embedded throughout with Lushootseed language etching of “river” walk, tiled surfaces, large colored letters spelling out South Park, Indigenous plantings, story rock and different cultural paving patterns.

Thank you to the community whose participation over the years helped to create this park for this community and generations to follow.

In 2014, as part of a community-initiated acquisition, SPR purchased the .83-acre site at 8456 Dallas Ave. S, just west of the South Park Bridge to provide the community more open space. This project was made possible by a number of grants and the voter-approved Seattle Park District.

For more information about the project please visit For additional questions please contact Jay Rood at